Monday, August 22, 2016


When the Great Way is lost sight of
Then people have to try to be kind and gentle.

They try to compensate by being clever
But this only breeds hypocrisy and sleight-of-hand.

When families fall out
relationships sour into useless formality.

When the nation is misled and in chaos
ministers mouth empty promises.

                                   ---Tao Te Ching, Chapter 18---

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