This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...To think with; to decide with; to make mis-takes, and thereby to learn. Did you ever vhat a privilege it is to make mis-0# Giving Advice. "No, I didn't. Why, I think it is dreadful to make mistakes. You lose your time and your patience, and sometimes you don't have a chance to do things over again." "Still, you are apt to remember next time when you have suffered by a mistake. That is the lesson of mistakes. A very wise man said once that he had made plenty of mistakes in his life, but he never made the same mistake twice." "Yes, I read that somewhere." "It's by failures and new beginnings that we grow strong. If a girl was so feebleminded that she did each time whatever anyone suggested, her mind would soon become weakened and useless. The mind grows and develops by the decisions we make, and by various mistakes and turnings we at last discover what the right way is. And by and by, through repeated failures, we find the truth. And that is the grand aim of all living. "There is one advantage in asking advice which a girl does not think of. It is an advantage, even if she does not intend to take the advice. Do you know what I mean? "No. What is it?" "It is that she may get the light of another mind on the matter. For instance, you say to your friend: 'The circumstances are so and so, and I think so and so about it. What do you think?' And your friend says: 'Don't you see, that if the circumstances are so and so, that such a thing must be so?' And as she says it, a new idea dawns upon your mind, and you exclaim: 'Why, yes; I never thought of that before.'" "I never thought of that before, either," s says Mollie, thoughtfully. "Perhaps not. But you see the advantage, don't you? In think...
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