Quotes from the Tao Te Ching #3

75 Greed

People are starving. 

The Rich gobble taxes,

That’s why the people are starving.

 

People rebel.

 The rich oppress them,

that’s why the people rebel.

 

People hold life too cheap.

The rich make it too costly,

that is why the people hold it cheap.

 

But those who don’t live for the sake of living

are worth more than the wealth seekers.

 

Le Guin’s Commentary: How many hundreds of years ago was this chapter written? And yet it still must be written in present tense.

Question: How do we make a world where there are no people who feel entitled to have more, just all of us in the same boat living with each other and for each other? 

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