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Tao #3 / Politics
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Yin of Politics

Extolling the elite gives rise to envy
accumulating treasures fosters resentment
if the people do not perceive inequality
they will not be filled with enmity

Thus the wise leader remembers the maxim
bread and circuses yield mass satisfaction
empty their minds, fill their stomachs
strengthen resolve, weaken ambition

lacking knowledge, the intelligentsia
remain frozen and don't interfere
avoid radical change, maintain status quo
work quietly and harmony will flow

Yang of Politics

Do not extol the talented
then the average will not be jealous
Do not collect treasures and the poor will not be envious

Wise leaders instill humility and provide good jobs
discourage ambition while strengthening the heart

Smart leaders serve without fanfare,
and speak simply without guile
Not seeking radical changes
they rule unopposed all the while



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What can this teach us?


What is Yin?

What is Yang?

What is envy?

What is jealousy?

What is the difference between envy versus jealousy?

Why is it that the poem counsels against onstentation?

Where did the maxim "bread and circus" come from?

 

 
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