Tao Te Ching: Chapter 3

No favourites, no rivalry.

No treasures, no thievery.

No objects of passion, no loss of contentment.

So keep the mind empty and keep the heart full.

Weaken ambition and strengthen the bones.

Know nothing, want nothing, do nothing,

and things will look after themselves.

Must we do a thing just because it is there to be done? Or can we spend our actions more wisely?