January 2, 2014

Extremists



The Tao Te Ching instructs us not to go to extremes. We know that light is followed by darkness which in turn is followed by light. To remain well-balanced, we cannot veer to one extreme or another no matter how good our intentions are. An extremist sees no other way and hence he is blind to any other possibilities. One who is in harmony with the Dao knows that his way is not the only way, nor should he consider it the best way; only that it is the way for him. To be elitist is to show a lack of humility. 

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