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In sixth-century China there lived a man named Lau-Tzu, who lived a simple life. There is a wonderful story told about him in which he is in poor health and wants to leave his native land to go away to a place of solitude where he can peacefully contemplate his coming death. He receives permission to leave on one condition: he must leave behind anything of value in his possession. He has no money, and no things of material worth. All he has to leave behind is a collection of eighty-one wisdom statements he had written over the years. Among those statements that he left, is this gem:

“Everyone says that my way of life is the way of a simpleton. Being largely the way of a simpleton is what makes it worthwhile. If it were not the way of a simpleton, it would long ago have been worthless.

“Three possessions of a simpleton I choose and I cherish: The first is gentleness; the second…

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