Adding & Subtracting

Abacus_MorgueFileFreeA bit of wisdom (Lao Tzu’s, not mine) on this fine Monday morning:

 

“‘To attain knowledge, add things every day.

To attain wisdom, subtract things every day,’ it said,

capsulizing teachings of Lao Tzu.

‘Profit comes from what is there,

usefulness from what is not there.'”

from “The Art of Adding By Taking Away,” by Matthew E. May, NYT, Jan. 19, 2013

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(Thanks to Anastasia Ashman for sharing this article with me!)