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You may attempt to gain control over people, and
Remake them to fit your wishes;
You cannot change people’s basic nature.
The essence of people is the essence of nature, and
The essence of nature cannot be remade by people.
If you attempt to remake the essences of nature,
You will be destroyed by the processes of nature.

If you are seen possessing a valuable thing,
You will soon lose it. Therefore:
Sometimes you should move aggressively, and sometimes distractedly;
Sometimes you should speak expansively, and sometimes demurely;
Sometimes you should be known as unified, and sometimes as divided;
Sometimes you should be seen as rising, and sometimes as descending.

However, you must always avoid pleasures,
Avoid extravagance,
Avoid arrogance.

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