the wise person puts himself last



Heaven is

eternal, earth everlasting.

They endure this way because

 they do not live for




the same way,

the wise person puts

himself last,and thereby finds

himself first; holds himself outside, and

thereby remains at the center; 

abandons himself,

 and is thereby



Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu,

Chapter 7

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life is short and the world is at least half terrible

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Life is short,

though I keep this from my children.

Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine

in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways,

a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways

I’ll keep from my children. The world is at least

fifty percent terrible, and that’s a conservative

estimate, though I keep this from my children.

For every bird there is a stone thrown at a bird.

For every loved child, a child broken, bagged,

sunk in a lake. Life is short and the world

is at least half terrible, and for every kind

stranger, there is one who would break you,

though I keep this from my children. I am trying

to sell them the world. Any decent realtor,

walking you through a real shithole, chirps on

about good bones: This place could be beautiful,

right? You could make this place



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every little thing is magic

grass sun light


little thing is

sent for something,

and in that thing there should be

happiness and the power to make happy.

Like the grasses showing tender faces

to each other, thus we should do,

for this was the wish of the 

Grandfathers of the



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