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Embrace humility and simplicity; avoid arrogance and excess.

Chapter 24

He who stands on tiptoe is not steady.
He who strides cannot maintain the pace.
He who makes a show is not enlightened.
He who is self-righteous is not respected.
He who boasts achieves nothing.
He who brags will not endure.
According to followers of the Tao, "These are extra food and unnecessary luggage."
They do not bring happiness.
Therefore, followers of the Tao avoid them.

What's Master DudeWay Say?

The popular song "Humble" by Kendrick Lamar emphasizes the importance of staying grounded and humble despite one's success or achievements. Similarly, this chapter of the Tao Te Ching reminds us to embrace humility and simplicity, avoiding arrogance and excess. By doing so, we can maintain balance and harmony in our lives and avoid the pitfalls that come with pride and overindulgence.

Dudeism Abides

Cultivate humility and simplicity in your life, for arrogance and excess lead to imbalance and unhappiness.

Embrace humility,
Simplicity brings balance,
Avoid excess, pride.

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