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Chapter 62 – The Way is the pivot of all thing

The Way is the pivot of all things: the treasure of good people, the safeguard of those who are not good.

Fine words can be sold, honored acts can oppress people; why should people who are not good abandon them.

Therefore to establish an emperor and set up high officials, one may have a great jewel and drive a team of horses, but that is not as good as advancing callmly on this Way.

Why did the ancients value this Way? By it one can attain without long seeking and escape from the faults oe has; therefore it is valued by the world.

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One Response to “Chapter 62 – The Way is the pivot of all thing”

  1. Cuong says:

    I like the blog – thank you for posting. But I have a qtsiueon about pushing as mentioned in the Tao and in your post: if the PM does not push – how do you expedite when the schedule slips? Does not pushing mean that you just flow like water and try to see if there are alternatives to getting the work done within the same constraints – a change in words (which can result in a completely different atmosphere)?Thanks againTryllid

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