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Of Ducks and Cranes.

The taoist philosopher Chuan Tzu (369-286 BC) was a great believer in just being yourself. he illustrated this point by referring to the duck and the crane.

The duck, he said, with its squat body and short necks and legs, is perfectly suited to bobbing about on the water.
The crane, on the other hand, with its slender neck and legs is perfectly suited to wading in the shallows.
Each bird gets along just fine by acting in accordance with its own nature.
In the same way, we, too, get along best simply by being ourselves.

excerpt from Mind Your Body, Gary Hayden

People accept you for who you are. Cover up for who you are, and you risk losing yourself forever. Your entirety.


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  1. very nice

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