I’m thinking about verse 75 of the Tao…

Why are the people starving? –

Because their grain is being eaten up by taxes

That’s why they’re starving

 

Why are the people rebellious? –

Because those above them meddle in their lives

That’s why they’re rebellious

 

Why do the people regard death so lightly? –

Because they are so involved with their own living

That’s why they regard death so lightly

 

In the end,

The treasure of life is missed by those who hold on

And gained by those who let go

 

…Verse 75 from “Tao Te Ching”

Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8

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