Water

From Lao Tzu, author of the seminal Tao Te Ching in the philosophy of taoism, on the value of non-contention and adaptability:

Highest good is like water. Because water excels in benefiting the myriad creatures without contending with them and settles where none would like to be, it comes close to the way. […] It is because it does not contend that it is never at fault.

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