Wednesday, November 21, 2012

75: Without Greed

The wise project manager is not greedy, selfish, defensive or demanding. He knows that he can trust events to unfold naturally, for this is the way of the project manager.

Lao Tsu tells us:

Why are the people starving?
Because the rulers eat up the money in taxes.
Therefore the people are starving.

Why are the people rebellious?
Because the rulers interfere too much.
Therefore they are rebellious.

Why do the people think so little of death?
Because the rulers demand too much of life.
Therefore the people take death lightly.

Having little to live on, one knows better than to value life too much.

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