“When taxes are too high, people go hungry.
When the government is too intrusive, people lose their spirit. Act for the people's benefit.
Trust them; leave them alone.
76 Men are born soft and supple; dead, they are stiff and hard.
Plats are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible
is a disciple of death.
Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken.
The soft and supple will prevail.
77 As it acts in the world, the Tao is like the bending of a bow.