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How should we live life? For a happy life live by the following principles. Incorporate them into your character. They are the virtues demanded by reason, conscience and God. They are the Law of the Universe for the conduct of man. They yield happiness. Make them your objective. 1. honesty, integrity 2. justness, fairness 3. friendliness, kindness, warmth, consideration for others, concern for others, politeness, courtesy towards others 4. chastity, decency, modesty; chastity in speech, conduct, manner and dress (no coarse, impure or profane language or humor) 5. peaceableness, avoidance of argument 6. frugality, economy, thrift 7. simplicity 8. diligence, industriousness, hard work 9. humility 10. faithfulness to God and his principles, obedience to God, reverence for God 11. proper goals, priorities and values for life 12. slowness to judge; avoid criticizing others 13. harbor no anger 14. harbor no envy 15. speak evil of no one (nor make fun of anyone) 16. courage (courage to do the right thing) 17. self-denial, abstinence, self-discipline 18. patience 19. self-reliance (depending on one's own efforts, judgment, common sense, etc.) 20. temperance 21. pursuit of understanding, wisdom and spiritual truth 22. reflection, thought, questioning, examination of ideas 23. avoid the occult, stay strictly away from it 24. contentment with little 25. avoid immoral conduct (fornication, adultery, etc.) and the morally impure in all forms 26. avoid alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc. All summed up: Pursue Goodness. Pursue Virtue (the above are the virtues to be pursued). Love Virtue and Goodness as you love God. Reflect on what is right. Flee Badness. Jan 1980 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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