Following the Tao
If a Country is governed wisely,
its inhabitants will be content.
They enjoy the labour of their hands
and don't waste time inventing labour saving machines.
Since they dearly love their homes,
they aren't interested in travel.
There may be a few wagons and boats,
but these don't go anywhere.
There may be an arsenals of weapons,
but nobody ever uses them.
People enjoy their food,
take pleasure in being with their families,
spend weekends working in gardens,
delight in the doings of the neighborhood.
And even though the next country is so close that people can hear its roosters and dogs bark.
They are content to die of old age
without ever having gone to see it. Lao Tzu