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Friendly chats with young men and maidens

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    Henry Oliver Mackey
Excerpt from book: HINDRANCES TO SUCCESS. If N our last paper we chatted together about the Promise and Possibility of Youth. This subject invested life with an atmosphere of clear, bright, sunshiny hope and joy. But it is perfectly possible that some shrewd reade said, " Yes, that is youth's promise and possi" bility: but it isn't always fulfilled. How is i£that the promise is sometimes returned marked ' No effects :' the possibility only mocked by the actual performance?1' " Youth is like the ship just launched from the stocks, neat, trim, and joyous, with all its bunting blowing in the breeze : and why is it, that for some, the end of life's voyage is the quicksand, rock, or ocean's floor, while others come into a port not of their original destination : and come in, not with flying flags, but as sorry wrecks, drifting upon the wave ?—Look around at the many men whose life is failure, disappointment shattered hope, unfulfilled prophecy, and tell us, if you can, how it is that youth's promise and possibility are sooften contradicted by life's result." Well, now, it is in the hope of helping in this direction that we shall talk a little upon the " Hindrances to Success." Some while since, we saw an advertisement in a newspaper telling of a place where a vessel had sunk, and announcing that a buoy had been placed above it, that mariners might avoid the danger. Let us point out some of these danger-buoys in life's chart, that we may avoid that which has spoiled others' success, and that our Promise and Possibility may be fulfilled. First among the Hindrances to Success is Want of Definite Purpose in Life. Whoever aims at nothing generally hits it. More men fail from want of purpose in life than from deliberately evil choice. Before we can do our life work we must find out what that work is: f...   show more
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  • Henry Oliver Mackey
  • General Books LLC
  • Unknown
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  • Literature Fiction

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