I got a copy of the tao te ching today in the mail. I showed it briefly to Youngest, who has a natural affinity for the spiritual. I tried to explain a little about Taoism – what little I know – but I was running out the door to attend Middle’s eleventh grade orientation. I hurriedly told Youngest how to finish making the pasta for dinner and left, leaving the book on the counter.
When I returned, I went into his room to see how his homework was going. As I was leaving, he said casually, "Oh, I read some of the book."
From what he read today, the lines he liked most:
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner.