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Superstition ain't the Way - 4oct21



Superstition can be spooky, and fun, and exciting

especially at this time of year.

It promises health, riches, and love;

but it comes at a terrible price.


By externalizing the locus of power

it can infantilize fully functional adults

and exacerbate our controlling tendencies:

greedy and frightened.


Better, I think,

to follow the advice of the Tao Te Ching


and view yang and yin not as forces

(mysterious and occult)

but merely sets of world-views or strategies.


Lao Tzu’s advice

was to be defined by Yin

the way Garfield was defined

by his love of napping and lasagna.


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