My dear Kacvey,
In Chapter 72 of Dao De Jing 道德经，七十二章, Laozi 老子 said:
“When the people fear no longer your power,
“It is a sign that a greater power is coming.”
“Interfere not lightly with their dwelling,
“Nor lay heavy burden upon their livelihood.”
“Only when you cease to weary them,
“They will cease to be wearied of you.”
Furthermore, in Chapter 75 七十五章, Laozi added:
“Why are the people hard to manage?
“Because those above them are fussy and have private ends to serve.
“That is why they are hard to manage.”