Essay about Thoughts From the Tao-te Ching by Lao-Tzu

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Thoughts From the Tao-te Ching by Lao-Tzu

It was quoted in the "Thoughts from the Tao-te Ching" by Lao-Tzu, a notable writer who speaks much upon power and domination that, "there is no greater illusion than fear,/ no greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself,/ no greater misfortune than having an enemy" (26). This is an ingenious concept, yet we all face fear everyday, for many of us, it affects our way of life and the way we think and do things. What is fear triggered by anyways? Is it the lack of trust in others, or the natural tendency to be afraid of that which we do not know? Whatever the explanation, I know why I have fear.

Back in the small, mountainous desert of Sparks, Nevada,
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It seemed as if we outran the wind at that moment, it was glorifying, to separate yourself from your parents and be with your friends.

As the rain began to come down in an awkward fashion, as if it were coming straight at us, almost as if it wasn't falling, just coming straight at us like the wind in our face. This winter was a gloomy one, the grey clouds bombarded us from above, even the sun did not dare to peak out through the poor conditions.

Despite the weather, we accomplished our first task to get away and now it was nothing but an open road that had endless possibilities. We first made our way to Smith's grocery store, where its letters were constantly illuminated in a magnificent wave of red. We bought ourselves an immense amount of sweets, mostly red licorice and chocolate, which we had devoured within the next half hour resulting in a not so pleasant feeling. We came to our senses and realized that we should eat some real food, so we slowly made our way through the icy parking lot to A&W's, America's Restaurant. They had a fluorescent yellow jukebox, which we decided to sing with, being fully aware that other people were present, we went along and embarrassed ourselves beyond all belief, not because we were singing, but because we didn't know the words of the songs we were
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