BUSHIDO CODE  (Japanese for the way of the warrior.)     It was a code of ethics observed by the warrior noblemen, or Samurai, of feudal japan. Like the rules of chivalry that prevailed in medieval Europe. Bushido was based on such virtues as Justice, Courage, Benevolence, Politeness, Truthfulness, Honour and especially Loyalty to ruler and country. Only through the exercise of these virtues could a Samurai maintain his honour. Fully developed by the late 12th century, bushido became the written code of the 16th century. When feudalism was abolished about mid-19th century, the code  was abandoned, but influence, mainly on the army, persisted JUSTICE To judge carefully what is right and what is wrong and support that which is right. HONOUR Respect by words and actions result in dignity and good reputation. Do not threaten the dignity of others and do not give up you own dignity.  LOYALTY Be constantly faithful to those who have taught you in life. Parents, Grandparents, Brothers, Sisters, School teachers, Sensei’s and Sempai’s COURAGE Standing up for what you have judged to be right without fear. POLITENESS A desire to show respect for others with courtesy,  good behaviour and good manners. BENEVOLENCE Kindness and a desire to assist the happiness and well being of others. TRUTHFULNESS  (Veracity) Being in the habit of telling the truth. This means that your word will be respected.
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