Whoever’s government is smothering, stuffy and melancholy —
(like a parent giving a child room to grow)
their citizens will be the most honest, genuine, and pure.
Whoever’s government examines, inquires, and observes their people —
(like a helicopter parent)
their citizens will be most needy.
Disaster! Good fortune actually relies upon it!
Good fortune! Disaster is quietly concealed in it.
Who knows its extreme polarity?
They lack principles also.
To recover principles, act weird and wonderful.
Be good again because of the Devil.
People are lost and confused,
yet their time is solid and enduring.
To be like a saint,
Be a “square” without cutting people off.
Be incorruptible without needing to injure others.
Be upright without needing to be fraud-proof.
Be bright without needing to be glorious.