The forging of passion into power by Mary Everest BooleThe forging of passion into power by Mary Everest Boole

The forging of passion into power

byMary Everest Boole

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI THE FIXING OF GOOD HABITS The question of Ethical Stability should be of interest to parents, and indeed to every one. We are all trying to form in ourselves and our children such habits as we consider good; but we leave it too much to mere chance to decide whether these good habits are being formed in a manner calculated to make them stable under stress and strain, or in such a way that they will readily collapse during illness or over-fatigue. Some change of habit must be made when nervous energy collapses; that change should take the form of cessation from useful activities. Such suspension of activity facilitates re-storation of latent force; too often, however, the change takes, instead, the form of active violation of good habits of self-restraint previously acquired. The question which of the two directions a temporary loss of force shall take depends very little on the desire of the individual at the time (very few persons desire, at the outset of a fit of nervous exhaustion, to become drunkards, morphia-maniacs, or murderers), but very much upon the manner in which the habit of self-restraint was originally formed, the basis upon which it was first established. There are several errors which may be made in forming habits of sobriety, etc. One error consists in indulgence of physical appetites, in themselves innocent and healthy, at wrong portions of the mental life. The mental life may be divided into two portions: one in which the faculty of discrimination between external objects is fully awake, and which we call phase A; the other in which the faculty of discrimination is dormant, or partially so: we call this portion phase B. Phase B includes sleep, drowsiness, day-dreaming, and "brown studies," all of which are normal and healthy states ...
Title:The forging of passion into powerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021762569X

ISBN - 13:9780217625692