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Things characteristic of childhood. - Everything is new for us. It is a big world and we are learning about it. It is a time in our lives for discovery and learning. - Occasions like Christmas, Halloween, birthdays, etc. mean a lot to us. They are all new to us. We learn for the first time about Christmas trees, Santa Claus, Jack-o- lanterns, etc. - It is a time for playing, games, activity and imagination. It is a time for high spirits, enthusiasm, exuberance. The young, not only of the human species but also of the animal world, are playful, frisky and exuberant (as seen in the playfulness of young kittens, puppies, bear cubs, etc.). Children love toys, building blocks, tinker-toys and sand boxes. - Children are dependent on their parents for the basic essentials of life (food, shelter, clothing, protection from a hard world). They assume these basic essentials as givens, pay no thought to them, are without care in regard to them. - Childhood thinking is characterized by idealism, impracticality and by considerable ignorance (especially in regard to the realities of life). Things characteristic of adulthood - responsibility, duty, obligation - concern for the practicalities of life, especially the acquisition of the basic necessities of life (i.e. food, shelter, clothing) - self-reliance, independence June 1992 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
On Self-sufficient Country Living, Homesteading
Principles for Living Life
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?