When the Chuang-tzu speaks of the "real people" of ancient times it sounds more like anthropology than mythology or depth psychology. This is why I go to the Tao te Ching first for guidance on how to live. I know that the eightfold path and the sermon on the mount and the twelve step programs are workable because they agree with the the basic taoist teachings. I know that Sufis, yogas, and other mystics (perhaps sub atomic physicists) see more than the rest of us see because they see basically what the taoist sees--which is also what primitive people see when they free of domination by civilizations.
"Real people" live in harmony with nature and, because of that, in harmony with each other. They don't have egos; they don't have desires, they don't have "emotions." Therefore they don't need what we call morality or character because they just naturally behave better than people who do have morality or character.
Here's a quote from Thomas Cleary's translation of chapter six: "Those whose cravings and desires are deep-seated are shallow in their celestial potential."
Now, here's a quotation from the sixth chapter of the Gospel According to Matthew: "Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
In fact, you can go through taoist writing and find each of the teachings in the sermon on the mount. And the more authentic the teaching of Jesus, the more likely it is that that same teaching will be in the Tao te Ching or the Chuang-tzu. In fact many are in chapter six.
Blessed are tje poor/
Give when you are asked to give.
Follow the Way.
Don't fear death.
Detach from the world.
Chapter six is full of beautiful ideas beautifully expressed. I especially commend Thomas Cleary's version.