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June 9, 2013


Eloquence and an impressive vernacular can often be useful in the art of persuasion, but Lao Tzu reminds us that beautiful words are not always pretty. You must be careful of the tricksters, the charlatans, who are out there with their agendas. What one may tell us and what one may actually do can be two different kinds of animals; one a thoroughbred and one a donkey. Beautiful words may be used to intentionally mislead. It is better to judge by the actions one does, and not their shiny words they use.