One of universal nature is like water;
he benefits all things
but does not contend with them.
He unprotestingly takes the lowest position;
thus, he is close to the universal truth.
One of universal virtue chooses to live
in a suitable environment.
He attunes his mind to become profound.
He deals with others with kindness.
In his speech, he is sincere.
His role brings about order.
His work is efficient.
His actions are opportune.
One of deep virtue does not contend with people;
thus; he is above reproach.
source: Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching
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