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YKK and Taosim

"Let there be a small country with a small population,
Where the supply of goods are tenfold or hundredfold more than they can use.
Let the people value their lives and not migrate far.
Though there be boats and carriages, None be there to ride them.
Though there be armor and weapons, No occasion to display them.
Let the people again tie ropes for reckoning,
Let them enjoy their food,
Beautify their clothing,
Be satisfied with their homes,
Delight in their customs.
The neighboring settlements overlook one another
So that they can hear the barking of dogs and crowing of roosters of their neighbors,
And the people till the end of their days shall never have been outside their country."

This is a passage from the Tao Te Ching (as mentioned in that very old mini-golf tournament episode of the Simpsons ^ ^), one of the ancient founding texts of Taosim. This is the passage I always think of as I explore the YKK world, because of how aptly it describes the simple lives the people lead in the manga.

- xiaoli
Monday, March 7, 2005

thank you for sharing ^^
That was a nice read, it only such places existed. that would be heaven.

- altf4
Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Alpha has a book about tao.
[v1, p64]
'TAO de Pon'

- kGo
Friday, March 11, 2005

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