Explain how you see this aphorism applying to modern life. Use researched studies to give examples.

All of Lao-tzu’s aphorisms make a claim about either how to lead people or how to live a good life. Choose one aphorism or even better, just a few lines of the aphorism that you find the most clear and compelling. Your purpose is to present your argument as to what advice the aphorism is presenting, what claim it is making, and how it is done.
Write an essay in MLA format of a minimum of 2.5 double-spaced pages in which you include the following in any order that you choose.
Introduce the author, aphorism, the issue it presents, and its claim as you interpreted it in a thesis statement.Give a summary of what the aphorism is about.Explain how you see this aphorism applying to modern life. Use researched studies to give examples.Characterize the persona (the person speaking, not the poet) and his credibility and constraints. (Age, gender, intellect, experiences—create a personality profile)Comments on the effectiveness of word choice, sounds, or images will be helpful to your argument. Talk about the way the lines are written, word choice, figurative language.Conclude with a personal response as to why you agree or disagree and why.
Use at least ONE secondary source (in addition to the primary source which is the Tao te Ching) correctly documented with in-text citations and a works cited page.