The ideal person is like water.
Water is good;
it benefits all things and does not compete with them.
It dwells in low places that all disdain
This is why it is so near to Tao.
The ideal person in your dwelling loves the earth.
In your heart, you love what is profound, in your associations, you love humanity, in your words, you love faithfulness. In government, you love order, in handling of affairs, you love competence. In your activities, you love timeliness.
It is because you do not compete that you are above reproach.