Does the world recognize a wise man
if the world is unwise?
And does a wise man need recognition?
There are so many jobs I don’t want to do
and so many women I don’t want to be with.
This does not mean
I don’t want to work
and I don’t want to love.
I have always wanted to be real
and for this,
to be the source of my power.
When I am sick
I long to be well
and in balance.
It is a constant challenge for me
to live in harmony.
Life is short,
and the journey to wisdom is long.
If we charm others, to get what we want
do other people know?
If we don’t charm others, because we don’t need anything from them
do other people care?
Our relationship to others
I have always wanted to be listened to,
without needing to shout.
The World is saturated with Wealth
So much is free
Few men appreciate this
They don’t know their own value
because they have to compete with inflation.
All the lives of the past are like printed money.
We can’t force people to care
because we must care about other people.
I can’t claim credit for my wisdom
I want to grow
because the sun shined on me.
I don’t know why I listen to some people
and ignore others.
I don’t have a choice.
That is the secret.