the great way is easy,
yet people prefer the side paths.
be aware when things are out of balance.
stay centered within the dao.
when rich speculators prosper
while farmers lose their land;
when governement officials spend money
on weapons instead of cures;
when the upper class is extravagant and irresponsible
while the poor have nowhere to turn -
all this is robbery and chaos.
it is not in keeping with the dao.