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Laozi argued that we realize our value by emulating the world's affairs and the environment. He identified Tao as the ultimate source and ideal for existence. The desire to develop our outer self-causes the urge for efficiency and utility. The urge causes sociological and ecological challenges. Laozi’s perspective on ‘non-being’ can aid in reducing our desires, hence enables us develop a sense of equilibrium. The culture is characterized by the great desire of the subject to control the object. Ideally, the advancement of the western culture is a reflection of the outward-oriented feature and intellect (Laozi, Mair, and Dan 17). Laozi’s concept identifies the lack of consciousness as the main challenge in charting the path towards success. The thinking is evident in the modern world where individuals seek to emphasize more on the value of the object. As such, the crisis of mind emanates after we lose the inner support. We do not want a situation where the Western culture moves from kn...

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