Tsaoism is not a work about some new Eastern religion nor is it about some New Age personal philosophy. However, it is about human behavior and why human beings behave so predictably. It is not meant to be some self-help manual, but it might be that, particularly if you have children to raise. It is essentially Psychiatry 101 made simple and understandable for the average, normal person, whatever "normal" may be. It is meant for professionals and non-professionals alike. It is a peek into the secret sex lives of women and men plus a clear, scientific explanation of the painful male condition "blue balls." If this hasn't piqued your curiosity or interest, then I don't know what will.
One of my major objectives in taking on this literary endeavor was the realization that most people’s lives are like the leaves of trees in the fall. After changing from green to various colors and shades thereof, the leaf falls off the tree and, with the autumn rain, is washed into a stream. The stream grows and flows, eventually emptying into a river downstream, in the process sweeping along the leaf. The river finds its way to the bay and finally into the ocean, where for the leaf and all its kindred souls the journey ends. Similarly, every person’s life follows such a course from beginning to end. We, like the leaves, are swept along by the flow of life; we seldom or never swim against the current, passively being moved steadily toward the end of our solitary journey through life. To put it another way, as a friend recently told me, “Only the dead fish go with the flow.” So, if your heart’s still beating, swim against the current!