In a society that is dominated by least common denominators, the one who follows the Dao seeks a higher level, a different way. Not with any desire to become an exalted being high on a mountaintop in the Himalayas, but to be pure as best he can be; free as freedom will permit; and as high as his spirit can soar. Do not let yourself be dragged down into the mud. Stand tall and go about your own way. You can lay in the gutter and look at the stars, but you are still in the gutter. Raise yourself up and do not give in. Seek out the best in the world and in yourself.