Thursday, January 18, 2007
As you know, I am obsessed with simplicity, and it is my philosophy of life.
I have gotten ahead in my career and life by focusing on the present, avoiding multi-tasking and stress, and being simple and "intelligently lazy".
That is why I like the philosophy of Taoism. It is about copying nature, biding your time, striking out at the right moment, and working with the natural flow to achieve your goals with the least effort.
But Taoism also preaches a libertarian, laissez faire attitude to government. Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism, distrusted and disliked the complexity and bureaucracy of Confucianism.
When it comes to complex vs. simple, nothing beats the government!
That is why I recommend that you read my friend Jake Witmer's two blogs:
Jake Witmer's Blog
For those of you who don't know him, Jake is a dedicated Libertarian, and his educated, logical, and intelligent arguments and thoughts can really provoke you.
Unlike most people, who take a passive view of politics, Jake immersed himself in politics through the Alaskan Libertarian Party.