Lao Tzu Analysis

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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage” (Lao Tzu). Lao Tzu is a Chinese philosopher who lived in the sixth century B.C and his work has embraced by both various anti-authoritarian movements. This quotes interact with the ancient text the Tao Te Chin because they both describes love have a strength and that strength allows the leader to encounter challenges. Tzu believed if masters are love by his people is the best ruler because the leader gain strength from the people love and loving all the citizens in the state allows ruler to do favorable things for the people. Government vicious qualities is better than the virtuous qualities because nefarious character of a ruler strictly controls people and prevent them to do unacceptable things. Furthermore, Government is best when people fear of them because Adolf Hitler is a brutal leader and he cause the holocaust, however many people likes him because they believe everything he did to protect Germany. On the contrary, Tzu classified leader as a four different categorize and he mention when the master governs and the people do not realize the master present is the best government because he likes an anarchic system, so no one can control over him. His views are corresponds with a Thoreau’s view on government and he also comments that “government is best which governs not at all”. This describes that there is a similarity between Thoreau and Tzu because when government
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