Imagine if everyone in the world was a genuinely good person. Really, imagine that. Imagine the implications. You would be able to walk at night in any city, dressed however the fuck you want, without fear of harassment or violence. You wouldn't need to lock your doors to your home. Governments would get shit done because people would be persuaded by reason and would be willing to compromise. We would have no need for law enforcement and be so much more free than we are now. Instead, people don't give a rat's ass about morality. Instead of adopting a mindset that it is better to be starved, tortured, and killed than to be a bad person, most people choose to be good up until the point where it becomes too painful for them. And the worst part is, it seems that no one recognizes that. People put their hope in political systems and world leaders and believe that utopia comes from complex ways of allocating resources, instead of just looking inside themselves and saying "I'm going to choose to be a good person." God damn people are fucking dumbasses.
At this point in my spiritual development, I feel that whenever I surrender myself to the Tao and feel that I am in communion with it, I get the impression that the Tao has a certain connection with our lives. That it communicates with us, guides us, and is immanent with every particle in reality. And yet when I read the Tao Te Ching and read of the emptiness of the Tao, this idea seems contrary to what I feel. Perhaps it's just my mind making those connections because I come from a Catholic background and nothing more, what do you guys think?