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One of Machiavellis most controversial statements is A man who wishes to make a vocation of being good at all times will come to ruin among so many who are not goodIf Lau-tzo were to respond to this respond he would strongly agree Lau-tzo believes that if you give evil nothing to oppose to it will disappear on its own The American political environment in this current decade supports this statement as well because in politics when one promises to something for the world another tries to corrupt them to believe it will not work This statement is irrelevant simply being that there is no such thing as good or bad people Everyone seems to feel that what it is they do is for a good costAccording to Lau-tzo if you over esteem great men people become powerless and if you overvalue possessions people begin to steal Lau-tzo also mentions that you have to practice not-doing and everything will fall into place Unfortunately Lau-tzo has the wrong idea because anyone can show respect to anyone but still feel that they have the authority to do whatever they want to do In this decade respect doesnt mean much to anyone as it may have did back then He mentions throwing away holiness and wisdom morality and justice industry and profit and feels getting rid of these things will bring people happiness make people do the right things and there wont be any thieves How would getting rid of these artificial categories actually solve anything Wouldnt it make things worse than they already were Getting rid of importance is like getting rid of state laws such as speed limits traffic lights car regulations and so forth
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