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Single Idea 6321

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 7. Despair over Philosophy]

Full Idea

Vulgar people are alert; I alone am muddled.

Gist of Idea

Vulgar people are alert; I alone am muddled

Source

Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching [c.350 BCE], I.XX.47)

Book Reference

Lao Tzu: 'Tao Te Ching', ed/tr. Lau,D.C. [Penguin 1963], p.77


A Reaction

Personally I think all human beings are deeply perplexed when they actually address their situation, but most people never spend more than a few minutes a year worrying about it.