How well do we perceive the significance of living artfully? A mere quotation from the Laozi.

When the very best students learn of way-making (dao)
They are just barely able to keep to its center.
When mediocre students learn of way-making
They are sporadically on it and off it.
When the very worst students learn of way-making
They guffaw at the very idea.

-From Chapter 41, trans. Ames & Hall.

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