The Taoism lifestyle involves exploring or studying the flow of nature in one's life. Tao means the "the path" or "the way" in ancient Chinese culture, although this lifestyle is practiced universally throughout the world. The Taoist does not concern themselves with mortality, they in fact will live their life fully from day to day. Their belief is that if one chooses to engage in an unnatural or synthetic lifestyle then they will run the risk of increasing their mortality much faster.