My words are easy to know,
and easy to practice,
but no one can know them,
and no one can practice them.

Well, words have an ancestor,
and tasks have a manager,
and it is only the practice of not-knowing
that means no one can know me.
Well, and if those who know me are few,
then I must perforce be valuable.

Therefore, the Consultant
wears jeans and a T-shirt:
what is valuable, he carries inside.

 


chapter notes:

Aside from inserting terms from the world of the modern Consultant, this chapter is fairly straightforward.