Chapter 2 – Worldly affair are not a Noble Persons Priorities!
Those who mind the world lightly are also lightly stained by it,
Those who enter deeply into the world affairs are mired in its calculating ways.
Thus a noble person would rather be naive then clever,
Relaxed rather than bent upon trifles.
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