The Daodejing Analysis

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The Daodejing, essentially a guide for Prince’s, examines the principle of the Tao, a formless entity that cannot be seen, heard, or felt. The sages are able to captivate this principle, they are modest beings who are eager to assuage any harm that may confront them. They cherish everyone and not just those that prove themselves high in power and attributes, having faith in the ability of the minority. In today’s world there are also forms of sages, warm hearted people who bring good faith to everyone, acting as humble leaders even to those that are misfortunate in their physical development. They see the harmony, peace, and potential for greatness in these people, including people with autism, and make it in their interest to provide the guidance…show more content…
As not all people communicate in the same ways, it is very tough to communicate feelings and emotions as an autistic individual. However, they find ways around the conventional way of expression and are able to extract their inner affection beautifully. Bill radiates this type of emotion through a poem, attentively writing down what at first just may seem like self-focused “autistic” response, but sure enough developing it into a simple yet serene and complex array of words. Through Bill’s ability to express feeling in his words one can see how a present day sage, someone like his occupational therapist, Diane Osaki, can use the principle of the Tao in order to evoke a supportive and modest nature. These heart felt people allow Bill to hardships and solve complications that impede his ability to fit into society. An example of how Bills thinks can be seen through the words of Chris Martin, “Autistic thinkers welcome the participation of animals, trees, objects, and even weather into our human world of thought and action. The neurotypical brain is often too busy prioritizing strictly human content to sift through the rich, more-than-human world around them.” Since these difficulties prove difficult for autistic individuals to fit in with society, they have the ability to empathize with nature and the surreal world around them. They are not stuck up in the unnecessary modern fast paced world but rather accept peace and harmony within their spirits, a critical aspect of the Tao principal. Christ Martin understands that autism does not mean these people are useless in society, he says, “We must remain open and assume ability, so we don’t miss out on crucial lessons like the one Bill taught us this day at Hallam Lake, as he deftly tapped into the vicarious life of a crippled bird.” Bill is undeniable
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