Monday, January 12, 2009

Written 2500 years ago in China, and still valid today

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Tao Te Ching #75

Why are the people starving?
Because the rulers use up the money in taxes.
Therefore the people are starving.

Why are the people rebellious?
Because the rulers interfere too much.
Therefore they are rebellious.

Why do the people think so little of death?
Because the rulers demand too much of life.
Therefore the people take death lightly.

Having little to live on, one knows better than to value life too much.


3 comments:

Old NFO said...

Excellent point! Even if it IS 2500 years old... Just proves they must have had Democrats back then too :-)

Christina LMT said...

Certain wisdom is timeless.

Earl said...

Not required reading in Congress is it?