Saturday, 17 October 2015


"When the master governs, the people
are hardly aware that he exists

The master does not talk, he acts

And when his work is done, 
the people say: amazing, 
we did it all  by ourselves!"

The above comes from the Tao Te Ching, a wonderful booklet written about 2500 years ago.
I think a bit of a different version with similar meaning goes as follows: It is amazing what we can achieve when we do not care who gets the credit.

Even though it feels unjust if others get the credit for our ideas,
our ideas may not fall in any fertile grounds and the seeds may wither away before even spouting, if we remain too concerned about getting credit for all we think or do.

There is an other saying that it is in giving that we receive; once we start really giving without the expectation of any returned benefits, that is when we get to understand this difficult to grasp axiom.

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