"Understanding sparse and sparser still
I travel the great Way,
nothing to fear unless I stray.
The great Way is open and smooth,
but people adore twisty paths:
government in ruins,
and graineries bare,
they indulge in elegant robes
and sharp swords,
lavish food and drink,
all those trappings of luxury.
It's vainglorious thievery -
not the Way, not the Way at all."
- Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 53