Van Donegal (wickenden) wrote in laotzu,
Van Donegal
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The Way

allow things to go their own way.

-- if a child falls down, is this "things going their own way" and should I respond by not helping, not interfering?

The way is for children to be loved and assisted by the adults around them. When a child falls, you pick it up. To stay your hand is to interfere.

Do what you know you must do, and allow things to go their own way.

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this sounds like there is a need to have a moral schema defined, so you know when to interfere. Creating a moral schema is interfering in what you know you must do. I believe that once we are human, none of us needs to be told what to do. I believe that what we must do is to some degree culturally relevant, and to some degree innately human. I think cultures reflect, by and large, what is innately human, though certain cultural pressures can skew this.

I believe that one can listen and hear what informs this. It isn't consistent, it isn't rational.

hold on to the center
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