Nowadays 170 million Chinese citizens have claimed to practice Taoism. Politically, unlike Confucianism, Taoism prefers philosophical anarchy. Laozi was recognized by many to be one of the first liberal figures. Taoism is for a modern Taoist living in harmony with the Tao. Tao is what makes everything that exists. Living in harmony with it also means that Taoists have a vegetarian diet. Taoism as a religion is very close to the nature and people who practice it tend to visit nature more often than people in other religions. Taoist ethics emphasize the Three Treasures: compassion, frugality and humility.