Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy. Lao Tzu and the answer to Global Pandemics

Almost a year later and we find out that the lack of planning is the main pandemic. Thank goodness for the vaccine. Shouldn’t someone have been planning how to get it distributed?

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Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy. Lao Tzu

Before it moves, hold it,

Before it goes wrong, mold it,

Drain off water in winter before it freezes,

Before weeds grow, sow them to the breezes.

You can deal with what has not happened,

Can foresee

Harmful events and not allow them to be.

Simple words. Yet so difficult for most in this fast paced world we live in. We use up and throw away constantly in a world where abundance is the rule and not the exception. Until it isn’t. When the water is drained and the rocks beneath are revealed, the need for efficiency is at its highest peak ever.

These simple truths have been in existence since they were recorded in ancient times. Lao Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher and poet, well-known for writing the book Tao…

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