Acting with Inaction can be a difficult concept to grasp if taken literally. That’s why the context in which it is meant is very important; for understanding Acting with Inaction, the context is as important as the concept itself.
Surprisingly, the Zhuangzi has its own article on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, but after reading it, Hui and I thought it to be contrived or misinterpreted.
According to a passage, which I’m going to paint in a more vibrant light while still retaining its pith, a passage in either the Tao Te Ching or the Zhuangzi (I’m not certain which it is), Lao Tzu, being as resourceful as ever, thought it fit to scrounge up a salad for his sister in hopes that her venerable hunger can reach a veritable satiety, at least to the extent which a salad from trash can achieve.
God Tao, please inspire these prickly fingers of mine so that I may write so fine a piece such that all would want to sit and read with blanket fleece. Or prostrate to this the True Taoist’s post (I’m referring to me and not Tao if non-evident be my boast), which provides a mere glance into True Taoist ways, for all is taken to be as it may.
In the Fall of last year, I started my office job, the position farcically titled “Executive Assistant to the Assistant Dean.” I was wondering what would comprise my duties; I was told that I’d be transcribing notes from meetings, helping others around the office, and proofreading emails for the assistant dean: doing really important stuff. Continue reading My Boss’ Annoyance with Me