We should search always for wisdom and I believe master Lao Tzu nailed it :
Therefore the wise person says:
I do nothing, and people become good by themselves. I seek peace, and people take care of their own problems. I do not meddle in their personal lives,
and the people become prosperous. I let go of all my desire to control them,
and the people return to their natural ways.
The Tao Te Ching is very much based in observable reality. Lao Tzu observed his society and noticed different things that caused troubles. He
The highest good is not to seek to do good,
but to allow yourself to become good. The ordinary person seeks to do good things,
and finds that they cannot do them continually.
The wise person does not force virtue on others,
and thus is able to accomplish their task. The ordinary person who uses force,
will find that they accomplish nothing.
The kind person acts from the heart,
and accomplishes a multitude of things. The righteous person acts out of pity, yet leaves many things undone. The moral person will act out of duty,
and when no one will respond
will roll up his sleeves and uses force.
When people cease acting in a natural way, they create "righteousness."
When righteousness is forgotten, they create morality. When morality is forgotten, they create laws. The law is the husk of faith,
and trust is the beginning of chaos.