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Re: The Mysterious Rules of the Friendship Game

Re: The Mysterious Rules of the Friendship Game2012-03-14T23:17:48+00:00

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I took it down and typed the whole thing. Very therapeutic. Thanks for your kind words. I’ll copy n paste it just as it is written on the brass like metal, fastened with rusty screws to an old piece of wood at the back of my stove. In my home, that’s a place of honor.


GO PLACIDLY AMID THE NOISE & HASTE, & REMEMBER WHAT PEACE THERE MAY BE IN SILENCE. AS FAR AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to others, even the dull & ignorant they too have their story. — Avoid loud & aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain & bitter; for always there will be greater & lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. — Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. — Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity & disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. — Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue & loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. — You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees & stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. –There-fore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors & aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. — With all it’s sham, drudgery & spoken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. — —


Mine doesn’t have the name of the Author, thanks. I added that part. I sure do feel better, and I wasn’t even feeling bad, just a little bit down on me for not getting up in time to make it to the tues. Anxiety group. Now I’ll do the rest of what I said I’ll do n go pick up the friend waiting for me to take him to the grocery story…

Love n peace gang.