~2,400 Year-Old Wisdom For Reading the News in 2017

It is said that they who know well how to live meet no abusive douchebags or maddening politicians as they scroll through the news, and come out of the workday untouched by the weapons of capitalism. For, in them, an abusive douchebag would find no flesh for his selfish hands, a mad politician nothing to lay his power upon, and a weapon of capitalism no place to make a withdrawal. How is this? Because there is no room for Death in them.

TaoTehChing50

The Tao Teh Ching

by Lao Tzu

 

Chapter 50

“It is said that he who knows well how to live meets no tigers or wild buffaloes on his road, and comes out from the battle-ground untouched by the weapons of war. For, in him, a buffalo would find no butt for his horns, a tiger nothing to lay his claws upon, and a weapon of war no place to admit its point. How is this? Because there is no room for Death in him.” (from John C.H. Wu’s translation)

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