Because on some level, humans are aware that they are so glaringly off-center and imperfect, in spite of the appearances they work so hard to cultivate, for the manipulation of others.
Yes, knowing the reality, they still love to go astray. Thanks The Crow. Best wishes.
You attribute this quote to Lao Tzu, and after some research, I find many others do, too. But I do not recognize it, nor see it as something Lao Tzu would write. I wonder where it did come from, but I don't wonder too hard: the possibilities are not encouraging.
I picked this quote from the Net(don't remember the website). I value more about the message than the writer. Thanks The Crow.
What does the message say to you, Surjit?
I thought there was a confusion about the author of the quote.