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Some one has defined happiness as "the I krow of nothing which life has to offer so constant pursuit of an agreeable object with satisfying as the profound good understanda sense of continual progress."
ing which can subsist, after much exchange
of good offices, between two virtuous men, "As above the oyster the starfish, the por
each of whom is sure of himself, and sure of
his friend. It is a happiness which postpones poise the whale, so above all matter does the
all other gratifications, and makes politics, human being rise pre-eminent."
and commerce, and churches cheap.—EmerThe boy at an early age who faces the world alone should have a training that will
To avoid effort is laziness, and laziness is enable him to successfully withstand the hard
an inborn characteristic of the average man ships of life. A few rebuffs will only be used and woman. The American people are beas experience. Those things which work hard- ginning to lead lives of idleness; they have ships to the boy raised in affluence are lessons their servants who wait upon them"hand to the self-made boy. Boys who are com- and foot,” and in time nature drives these pelled to do without the pleasures of life know
men and women into close corners where it that they only need a few things for their
is necessary to fight their way out with the comfort, and therefore are more frugal and
assistance of pellets, drugs and the surgeon's
knife. While we do not advocate exercise as saving. When they once begin to make
a cure for all diseases, many human ills could money they see many opportunities for safe
be avoided by plenty of work. All around us investment, while the sons of rich parents in
we find men and women complaining of this vest from a gambler's viewpoint and conse- and that, and nine times out of ten these sufquently are never successful.
ferers never think of taking exercise as Hardship strengthens the character, makes method of restoring lost vitality. The women a boy strong mentally and physically, quicker of America should "wash their own dishes. of wit and more resourceful than he would be
take care of their own homes," and the men if he had been born with a "silver spoon in his
of America should “chop their own wood, mouth."
carry in the coal,” thereby getting the exercise
so greatly needed for a healthy life. By The boys of poor parents should consider
proper exercise the most lethargic can be themselves lucky, for there is a pleasure in
awakened to activity and respond to the irregaining a victory by liard work, and when the
sistible call of the hills, valleys, trees and prize is won there is a satisfaction in know- streams, where the pure, clean, invigorating ing that it was won by honest effort.
air cests nothing but the effort of inhaling it.