The Individual Development Of Man; A Discussion Of The Influenece Of Labor On The Evolution Of The…

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byHarriet Rebecca Beary

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909. Excerpt: ... LABOR In the preceding chapter it has been shown that man should evolve; that he should throw off the yoke of pleasure and don that of labor. Pleasure in its true sense is that which accords with nature. The present-day pleasure is a perversion of nature and cannot yield good in the unit. Nature is as creative as it is selective; it abounds in goodness, in wealth; and it is most propitious. According to science, man's propensity for evil is an inherited tendency--the sins of our forefathers. If our forefathers have left us only sin as an inheritance, nature must be our true friend. In nature we find our affinity. The bounteousness of nature can supply all our wants. The wants of the individual many times, indeed too frequently, are what he cannot have under The Value of Experience existing circumstances. Thus, there ensues a conflict with nature, where sin but too frequently abounds. A conflict with nature is where the will predominates for good, where our experience always nets us gain in the unit. Experience can be used either positively or negatively, for good or for evil. Experience in the negative sense is that which at times is temporarily productive; it never yields a lifetime satisfaction to its owner. Experience conforming to nature, is positive and accumulative and always makes for good. Accumulation tends to force, and force tends to power. Here, our individuality asserts itself, and herein lies the secret of the word, life. The action of life depends upon recognition of quality and upon the separation of good from evil. To separate good from evil almost invariably means self-denial and frequently tends to hardships. The hardships of selfdenial are the weapons of self-defence in nature. Self-defence is our greatest safeguard; it protects us fro...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909. Excerpt: ... LABOR In the preceding chapter it has been shown that man should evolve; that he should throw off the yoke of pleasure and don...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217629350

ISBN - 13:9780217629355

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