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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Ram a fish up

From Daniel Gross, writing in Slate;
"Who better summed up the argument against the welfare state than Lao Tzu, the father of Taoism: "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.""
Why don't these idiots ever google?
LT's view was
"There is no guilt greater than to sanction ambition; no calamity greater than to be discontented with one's lot; no fault greater than the wish to be getting. Therefore the sufficiency of contentment is an enduring and unchanging sufficiency."
This probably extended to fishing.

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