Can One Follow the Tao Yet Be Ambitious?

This is a comment on Roosh V’s article called “What Is the Tao?” (link above).

Recently, I’ve been getting into a lot of Osho.

Roosh has helped me understand certain aspects of the Tao better through his articles.

The more I read Taoism, the more I see that it advocates living in a feminine manner and going with the flow. It advocates a passive approach to life where you let life happen to you and exist solely in this moment.

The Tao advocates living life for the express purpose of being here and now and that the purpose of life is simply life itself. It advocates for a simple approach to life heavily emphasizing balance as an essential aspect to keep in mind.

This is a tough pillow to swallow because it sort of takes the kick out of guys like Jocko Willink, Tony Robbins, and all these other hyper-active motivational speakers who urge us to do more, be more and strive for the better.

Is there a balance? What is the balance?

Ambition? Is it bad?

How does one balance these ideas without going mad and dropping out?

I don’t know.

I suppose if I wasn’t more grounded then I wouldn’t know what to do either.

One thing is for sure and it’s that by creating these articles and videos and living my life in a way that is aligned with my true gift, I’m already one step ahead of those sucked into the rat-race completely.

I’m one step ahead of my ego and the idea of striving for titles and accolades. Instead, I live my life on my own terms and aligned with my own Tao.

And I suppose that that’s the balance right there.

The balance is dropping the idea of striving for all this material bullshit for nothing and it’s finding meaning in ways that are more aligned with nature.


Maximillian Giamarco


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