By the Left Coast Rebel
Timeless words of wisdom translated to English, from the 6th century BC:
If you want to be a great leader,
you must learn to follow human nature.
Stop trying to control.
Let go of fixed plans and concepts,
and the world will govern itself.
|Hat-tip Charles, Doo Doo Econ|
the less virtuous people will be.
The more weapons governments have,
the less secure people will be.
The more subsidies governments have,
the less self-reliant people will be.
Therefore the wise governor says:
I let go of the law,
and people become honest.
I let go of economics,
and people become prosperous.
I let go of religion,
and people become serene.
I let go of all desire for the common good,
and the good becomes common as grass.
-- Lao-tzu, from page 57 of Tao Te Ching (Book of the Way)
Hat-tip Doo Doo Economics