Taoism, or Daoism, is about the search for balance within and without, the idea (basically), is by creating or achieving a balance within oneself, the microcosm, we effectivly start to balance the world around us, the macrocosm.
It deals with our ralationship to the wolrd around us, in a balanced non-interfering manner.
Just your average, run of the mill, atheist who's still a bit pissed-off that I had to figure out for myself my 'christian' schooling was a bunch of lies. Took many years to do this and many more to calm down....
It taught me a few things though:
- Never take anyones word at face value but do listen to what they have to say.
- Study everything yourself and make sure you cover all angles.
- Make up your own mind.
- Make sure you can justify your views.