The Penalties of Taste and Other Essays by Norman BridgeThe Penalties of Taste and Other Essays by Norman Bridge

The Penalties of Taste and Other Essays

byNorman Bridge

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... The Nerves of the Modern Child Man's place in the world is determined by the type and development of his nervous system. His brain and spinal cord fix his character and force. Defects of other organs, as heart, lungs, kidneys, and spleen, may destroy his life. But defect or weakness of brain and cord, while perhaps allowing him to live long, hamper him perpetually. The conservation of his nervous system must be, from birth to death, of paramount importance. Next to the forces that make for the general bodily strength and resisting power, those that influence the development and habits of the nervous system are most of all powerful in shaping the career of the individual. To a large degree it is true of no other set of organs but the nervous system that influences and impressions of very early life determine the final result. Every child has the natural right to the most successful and complete career in life that is possible to it. Any rational sacrifice or discipline in early years is justifiable and desirable, if it will perfect and round out the life and character as a whole, and give the individual the best chance in the race for success, and the greatest final aggregate of happiness. Fathers and mothers doubtless always try to train their children by the best light they have and so as to create the greatest probability of their ultimate success in life. There can be no impeachment of the good intentions toward their children of the great world of parents. But taken together they have numerous standards and systems of bringing up and educating children for their best good. In their tendencies and results many of the systems are directly opposed to each other, and history has witnessed several successive changes among the same people. Old ways have bee...
Title:The Penalties of Taste and Other EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217363644

ISBN - 13:9780217363648