The Taoist ideal is for a person to take action by changing themselves, and thus becoming an example of the good life to others. They should develop themselves so that they live their life in complete harmony with the universe. So the philosophy is not do good things; but become a good person.
Taoism is characterized by the yin/yang symbol, which signifies balance and harmony
Tao means a road, path, way; and hence, the way in which one does something; method, doctrine, principle.
Taoism holds that humans and animals should live in balance with the Tao, or the universe. Taoists believe in spiritual immortality, where the spirit of the body joins the universe after death.
Karma is the energy that powers choice. The Taoist believes that to understand karma, you must understand that the universe is driven by choice and free will. Karma is the energy that powers choice.