Website owner: James Miller
What are the important things in life? Let us list them: - a good trustworthy mate with a nice disposition - good health - a home where there is peace, harmony, warmth and affection - knowing yourself, liking yourself, "having it all together"; feeling sure of your priorities and sure that you know what is important in life and what isn't; a relaxed, confident outlook on life. - a degree of financial independence What are the worst things in life? - feeling confused about life; general unhappiness; having emotional or mental problems that plague and torment you (such as an inferiority complex, for example); lack of emotional balance, psychological problems. - a husband or wife that is untrustworthy or difficult to live with - a home where strife, discord, confusion, anger, malice, spite, hatred, jealousy, etc. reign - feelings of insecurity - poor health - abuse and mistreatment from a boss or someone in authority over you NOTES. To have a home where there is warmth and affection you must be a warm and affectionate person yourself. You must treat your mate well. To have a home where peace and harmony reign you must be a reasonable and peace-loving person yourself. To have good health you must look to your health and live by healthy habits. You must refrain from such unhealthy habits as smoking, drinking, using drugs, overeating, etc.. To have a good, trustworthy mate you must select your mate with prudence and judgment. Romantic attraction is not enough. He must be a good, dependable person, made out of good material, a person of character --- and of pleasant disposition. To know yourself, like yourself and be true to yourself you must give top priority to spiritual things. You must seek spiritual truth. You must love God and love the Righteousness, Goodness and Virtue that he stands for. To achieve financial independence you must learn thrift and economy. You must learn to lower your wants and demands and learn to be content with little. Mar 1985 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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My views on Christianity in America
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Sin is serious business. The punishment for it is real. Hell is real.
Self-imposed discipline and regimentation
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We are our habits
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