No highs, no lows. "Hold her steady as she goes." There are no steady states of being, so we opt for the next best thing, keeping the wobbles within a normal distribution curve. This is the meaning of, "The hills and mountains will be made low, the valleys and the swamps will be lifted up," and equality and individuality will characterize life among all people and justice will be done throughout the earth. Of course, this requires cooperation and mutual commitment to the good of all, and who is going to enforce that? And who is going to pay off the enforcers to look the other way? And who is going to run the black markets and the sex trade operations? And who is going to keep them from being run? And, like that, things are exactly the way they are. Because people thirst for power over people and want to rule the world. What is the fascination with ruling the world? With controlling the seas and collecting the tariffs? With being rich beyond reckoning? With preferring to be obeyed over having a life? And then, there are people like me, sitting quietly, reading Chinese poetry, wishing everybody would leave everybody alone.