If the people starve, it is because of the quantity of taxes consumed by their superiors. That is why they starve.
If the people are hard to govern, it is because of the interference of their superiors. That is why they are hard to govern.
If the people think lightly of death, it is because of the excessive manner in which they seek to obtain life. That is why they think lightly of death.
Truly, not acting for lifes sake is wiser than valuing life.