Whatever, man.  Daoism is what it is.  It isn't what it isn't.  Read the Tao Te Ching (the basis of Daoism that Lao Tzu wrote before he left China).  It's only 20 something pages.  It's tough.  It tells you more about what it isn't than what it is.  It is tough to get a straight answer out of this thing.  Basically, the Daoists follow their Dao (the way).  I like to break it down like this.  Confucianists are like well trained bomb sniffing dogs.  They know how to get things done... They've done their homework... They are obedient.  Then, we have the Daoists.  They are like a room full of cats.  They do what they want, when they want.  They follow their Dao.  Go with the flow.  Regardless, they've played a HUGE role in Chinese history.

Whatever, man.  Daoism is what it is.  It isn't what it isn't.  Read the Tao Te Ching (the basis of Daoism that Lao Tzu wrote before he left China).  It's only 20 something pages.  It's tough.  It tells you more about what it isn't than what it is.  It is tough to get a straight answer out of this thing.  Basically, the Daoists follow their Dao (the way).  I like to break it down like this.

 Confucianists are like well trained bomb sniffing dogs.  They know how to get things done... They've done their homework... They are obedient.  Then, we have the Daoists.  They are like a room full of cats.  They do what they want, when they want.  They follow their Dao.  Go with the flow.  Regardless, they've played a HUGE role in Chinese history.

In the major Daoist writings, the core belief of balance between humans and nature assumed that the Chinese political system would be altered indirectly. Daoism also influenced the development of Chinese culture (Medical theories & practicesPoetryMetallurgyArchitecture).

Daoists are so Daoist, that I can't even find a map...

Daoists are so Daoist, that I can't even find a map...

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CLIP ONE: DAOIST PARABLE

CLIP TWO: The TAO TE CHING