The rhombicosidodecahedron has 60 vertices. So does the snub cube.
the way you cook a small fish.
Drop miscreants in boiling oil? Batter them? Eat them with chips? The man just wasn’t clear enough for some, eh President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan? So, how do you cook a small fish?
You don’t fiddle around with it. That’s how you cook it. You leave it alone and leave it to cook. And this is what Lao is saying. It is a principle that was repeated many years later by Thoreau who wrote, “That government is best which governs least.”
But this is not the Tao of Political Organisation. So let us paraphrase by stating that “That teacher is best who teaches least.” Because teaching should really be about cultivating learning. Too often, teaching has the same effect as spraying weedkiller on everything in the flowerbed. It stifles learning or creates deformed learning. The teacher should hang back and encourage learning to be the main focus in their class. If you are an authority in your school, make the next teaching observation into a learning observation. It makes for interesting viewing. Ask teachers, What do you think the learners actually learned today? Ask them how they know. It might make for an uncomfortable conversation, but it is an angle of perception that I think deserves to be foregrounded. I’m not sure that it is in most contexts.