was thinking about taoism while jogging at quezon circle. sam harris does buddhism, but bleah. "all life is suffering," i switch off right there. the taoism metaphor has more to go on. the way and its power. the tao that can be spoken of is not the true tao: the map is not the territory. and taoism is ostensibly the rationale behind the superhuman stuff of wuxia/kung fu. the path fits into the nerdy urge to optimize.