Cool and calm

Appearances can be deceptive. Don’t let your own prejudices or preconceptions cloud your judgment. Examples of human perfection are so rare that you are unlikely to be able to recognize them without scrutinizing them very carefully.

Be sure to make the right response to any situation. Keep moving to stay warm in the cold; remain still to stay cool in the heat. By maintaining your cool and calm you can keep your head while others lose theirs and take the appropriate action at exactly the right time.

「大成若缺,其用不弊;大盈若沖,其用不窮;大直若屈,大巧若拙,大辯若訥 ;躁勝寒,靜勝熱,清靜為天下正。」
The greatest perfection seems to be incomplete;
But it never outlives its usefulness.
The greatest fullness seems to be empty;
But it can never be exhausted.
The straightest line seems to be crooked.
The greatest skill seems to be awkward.
The greatest eloquence sounds like stammering.
Movement overcomes cold.
Tranquility overcomes heat.
Quiet and tranquility put the world in order.

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