HOW SHALL WE LIVE?

Philosophy: The possibility for good surrounds us in life, and with hard work, faith, and determination we can always find it; it is our responsibility to search it out. If we do the best that we can, then we should have nothing to fear. Worrying can only hurt us; we should not constantly dwell on those things out of our control - it distracts from our purpose and our destiny.

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You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.
I, in perfect health begin, hoping to cease not till death
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A man is relieved when he has put his heart into his work and done his best;
And Those who hope in the
Lord will renew their strength.
Though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil




Constraint may make him worse by making him a hypocrite, but it will never make him a truer man.
I hope I am able to risk everything for the just and right cause
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor




Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.(0:00 - 1:04)
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life
It distracts from the Now

Faith had always given us answers to all things.
It throws its influence over my whole person
With it, look up and resist the evil one!
I have my goodness now.
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Go not, like the quarry slave at night, scourged by his dungeon
I have full confidence in your courage and devotion
Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
As to you Death, and your bitter hug of mortality, it is idle to try to alarm me
Death has been swallowed up in victory - Where, O Death is thy sting?

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Texts:

  • Ammendment I (Religion) - Thomas Jefferson:
    • "Constraint may make hiim worse by making him a hypocrite, but it will never make him a truer man. It may fix him obstinately in his errors, but it will not cure them. Reason and free enquiry are the only effectual agents against error"
  • Bible Verses
    • Isaiah 40:31 - Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
  • D-Day Speech - Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have
      striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The
      hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.
    • I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in
      battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!
      Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great
      and noble undertaking.
  • "Self Reliance" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • "Though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil"
    • "A man is relieved when he has put his heart into his work and done his best"
    • "We are now men, and must accept in the highest mind the same trancendent destiny; and not minors and inalids in a protected corner, not cowards fleeing before a revolution, but guides, redeemers, and benefactors, obeying the Almighty effort, and advancing on Chaos and the Dark"
  • "Song of Myself" - Walt Whitman:
    • "Born here of parents born here from parents the same, and their parents the same, I, now thirty-seven years old in pefect health begin, hoping to cease not till death
    • I see something of GOd each hour of the twenty-four, and each moment then, In the faces of men and women I see God, and in my own face in the glass
    • As to you Death, and your bitter hug of mortality, it is idle to try to alarm me
  • "Thanatopsis" - WIlliam Cullen Bryant:
    • "Thou shalt lie down with patriarchs of the infant world -- with kings, the powerful of the earth"
    • "Thou Go not, like the quarry slave at night, sourged by his dungeon; but, sustain'd and soothed by an unfaltering trust"
  • "The Village" Movie:
    • "I hope I am able to risk everything for the just and right cause"
  • "Walden" - Henry David Thoreau
    • "I know of no more encouraging gact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor"
  • "Young Goodman Brown"- Nathaniel Hawethorne
    • "My Faith is gone! There is no good on earth; and sin is but a name. Come, devil; for to thee is this world given."
    • "Faith Faith! Look up to heaven, and resist the wicked one"

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