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A view of the world is formed in our childhood years



   In childhood our characters are shaped and formed.  Childhood 
   lasts a lifetime.  Childhood presents us with a view and 
   picture of the world.  We finish childhood with a thousand 
   tacit assumptions that we tend to carry with us through life 
   unless we are of a thoughtful and questioning nature and later 
   question and challenge them.  For example, if our childhood 
   years are spent in a family in which the atmosphere is 
   dominated by such evil things as malice, spite, hatred, anger, 
   jealousy, strife and argument then we finish childhood with the 
   feeling that these things are life, that these things define 
   people and human nature and they dominate domestic life 
   everywhere, in every society.  It takes vision for a person who 
   has grown up in such an environment to say to himself, "Maybe 
   these things don't have to be.  Maybe it would be possible to 
   have a home dominated by a good spirit of peace, harmony, 
   warmth, affection, trust and goodness."  "How might this be 
   possible", he thinks.  He then reflects, "To have peace you 
   must first be peaceable yourself, to have warmth you must be 
   warm, to have trust you must trust, to have goodness you must 
   first be good, to have fairness you must first be fair.  You 
   get back what you give. If you give good things, then you will 
   get good things back". 


   Mar 1989


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