DOWN TO EARTH ADVICE
Will Durant, the famous philosopher and author who wrote The Story of Civilization, was asked to contribute some thoughts from a grandfather. He offered the advice below for his own three grandchildren. 1. Begin the day with cleanliness. Keep your bathroom immaculate. 2. Before leaving your room in the morning put all discarded clothing into a dresser or closet. 3. Dress yourself neatly; other people can judge us only by what they see, until they know us well; and their judgments will affect our progress and our happiness. 4. Enter into the life of the family and the community with good cheer; make little of your troubles, much of your good fortune. 5. Do not speak while another is speaking. Discuss, do not dispute. Absorb and acknowledge whatever truth you can find in opinions different from your own. 6. Be courteous and considerate to all, especially to those who oppose you. 7. Reduce to a minimum your reading, hearing and…
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