One who assists the ruler of men by means of the way does not intimidate the empire by a show of arms.
This is something that is liable to rebound.
Where troops have encamped
There will brambles grow;
In the wake of a mighty army
Bad harvests will follow without fail.
One who is good aims only at bringing his campaign to an end and dare not thereby intimidate. Bring it to a conclusion but do not boast; bring it to a conclusion but do not brag; bring it to a conclusion but do not be arrogant; bring it to a conclusion but only when there is no choice; bring it to a conclusion but do not intimidate.
A creature in its prime doing harm to the old
Is known as going against the way.
That which goes against the way will come to an early end.
Who attacks the elderly?
Who attacks the older generation? 1789-1968, including 1933. We who invent a new way, we who shake off the supposed yoke of our ancestry.
The beginning of respect is respect for parents.
Parenting is the way.