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“To serve your own mind so that sadness or joy does not sway or move it; to understand what you can do nothing about and to be content with it as with fate — this is the perfection of virtue. … If you act in accordance with the state of affairs and forget about yourself, then what leisure will you have to love life and hate death? Act in this way, and you will be all right.”

Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Zhuangzi, Watson tr. (Ch 4)

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