Looking for wu wei

Wu wei is knowing when to act and knowing when not to act.

I’ve been studying Taoism here and there lately, and I’m fascinated by the concept of wu wei: the concept of knowing when action is necessary and when it isn’t.

Cheesy though it may be, I am strongly considering getting some Taoist principle as a tattoo to commemorate my thirtieth birthday. I’ve never been particularly religious, but I believe a small, permanent affirmation would be a good way to look forward to adulthood and beyond.

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