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Slowness. What causes it? I can think of the following things: 1. A natural inclination to take things slowly, a natural resistance to hurrying. It is an attitude. You just don't want to be hurried, you resent it and resist it. You want to take your time. 2. A propensity toward dreaming, reflection or abstract thinking. A person can have such a propensity for dreaming or abstract thought that he is perpetually lost in his own inner world from morning til night. If you put a person like this to some routine task (like picking berries or doing farm chores) he will be in his own world all the time and it will take him twice as long to do the work as it would someone else. This was true of me when I was a boy. Today when I am eating (a routine task) I may be eating quietly, occupied in reflective thought, and suddenly I realize I am only half finished while my wife is finished and waiting for me. (To be honest, however, even when we are occupied in conversing as we eat she always finishes much ahead of me. I just, by habit, eat slowly. I relax, enjoy it, and don't like to hurry.) 3. The trait of conscientiousness. Take my case, for example. I am naturally very conscientious. Whatever I do I have to do it right. There is just something in me that makes me that way. I must do a thing right no matter how long it takes to do it. I cannot ever hurry myself so fast that I will not do the job right. If someone attempts to hurry me so fast that I can't do it right the result is frustration and demoralization. Oct 1977
The Way of Truth and Life
God's message to the world
Jesus Christ and His Teachings
Words of Wisdom
Way of enlightenment, wisdom, and understanding
Way of true Christianity
America, a corrupt, depraved, shameless country
On integrity and the lack of it
The test of a person's Christianity is what he is
Who will go to heaven?
The superior person
On faith and works
Ninety five percent of the problems that most people have come from personal foolishness
Liberalism, socialism and the modern welfare state
The desire to harm, a motivation for conduct
The teaching is:
On modern intellectualism
On Self-sufficient Country Living, Homesteading
Principles for Living Life
Topically Arranged Proverbs, Precepts, Quotations. Common Sayings. Poor Richard's Almanac.
America has lost her way
The really big sins
Theory on the Formation of Character
You are what you eat
People are like radio tuners --- they pick out and listen to one wavelength and ignore the rest
Cause of Character Traits --- According to Aristotle
These things go together
We are what we eat --- living under the discipline of a diet
Avoiding problems and trouble in life
Role of habit in formation of character
The True Christian
What is true Christianity?
Personal attributes of the true Christian
What determines a person's character?
Love of God and love of virtue are closely united
Walking a solitary road
Intellectual disparities among people and the power in good habits
Tools of Satan. Tactics and Tricks used by the Devil.
On responding to wrongs
Real Christian Faith
The Natural Way -- The Unnatural Way
Wisdom, Reason and Virtue are closely related
Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is another
My views on Christianity in America
The most important thing in life is understanding
Sizing up people
We are all examples --- for good or for bad
Television --- spiritual poison
The Prime Mover that decides "What We Are"
Where do our outlooks, attitudes and values come from?
Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
Achieving happiness in life --- a matter of the right strategies
Self-control, self-restraint, self-discipline basic to so much in life
We are our habits
What creates moral character?