Tao Te – 20

demote learning as a solution to troubles

yes and no are part of every response
good and evil never resolve
learning to fear what others fear is nonsense

some are comfortable participating in cultic celebrations
others spring quickly to revel in seasonal events
alone I drift not knowing my place
like a newborn thrashing grimacing
alone testing and trusting without a foundation

others have a surfeit of things
alone I have nothing a confused fool riding in all directions

others have bright-line guidance
alone I remain muddled

others profit from their cleverness
alone I appear stupid dull

like waves of the sea
alone I am tossed by wind
everyone is diligent busy
alone aimless directionless
my difference
I am nourished by mother’s grandmother

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