Win or lose?

Before your children learn to win or lose,
they play at games for fun.
But then they come to believe
that they must win
at games, at business,
and at war.
they even learn to win or lose
at love.

But the Tao teaches
that games are for fun,
that business is for the common good,
that no one wins at war,
and that love endures for all.

Tao Te ching
the parents, william martin