Youth And Opportunity; Being Chapters On The Factors Of Success

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byThomas Tapper

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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. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... This reclamation, this sane attitude toward life, demands of most of us a readjustment. We must learn, by patient observation, the truth about common things; about mind and body, home, environment, business and leisure. We must consciously study these familiar things and conditions all the more earnestly because they are familiar. Let us begin with what is nearest. The body can be made to obey. We can tell it what to do, and what not to do. If we are tempted one day to put the hand in another man's pocket, we can say to the hand: Do not do that act; it is not right that you should stretch out and close the fingers on what is not yours. And the hand obeys the behest, recognizing the supremacy of the mind that is above it. We have exactly the same power over the mind itself. If we are tempted to think wrong thoughts, to give in to discouragement, believing that the world is against us and all we are doing, we have only to say to the mind as we said to the hand: It is nq right for you. to produce such thought. Stop, and think good thought. And the mind will obey, recognizing the supremacy of the spirit which is above it. In many American cities there are streets occupied wholly by Chinese. When we visit them we see nothing that looks like an American city except the buildings, and even they are so modified by banners, signs, dragon heads, and lanterns that they look unlike the buildings of any other street. The men, women and children wear strange costumes; the shop windows are full of odd things from the Orient. The sight of it all makes us think we are in a foreign country, even though we know we are in America. And yet we are in a country of foreign thought. All the people and things about us are strange and unlike what we see from day to day in our street, beca...

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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. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... This reclamation, this sane attitude toward life, demands of most of us a readjustment. We must learn, by patient observation, the tr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217151213

ISBN - 13:9780217151214

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