how much do for ourselves vs fellow man

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how much do for ourselves vs fellow man - LOOKING AT LIFE =i= By Erich Brandeis ssis I...
LOOKING AT LIFE =i= By Erich Brandeis ssis I rend nn Item In my paper which Is attributed to Vice-President-elect Trnsnnn. The election being over I am not criticizing R D y o n e on political grounds, but it the story Is true, I don't like It. Mr. Truman, the story goes, was asked whether he didn't think that KomelUlug should be done to ease tho cigarette shortage. , "I don't smolte," he IB supposed to have answered, "so 1 don't care." This hasn't anything'to do with the merits or evils of cigarette smoking. But I certainly don't think Hint anyone should take the attitude that whatever hff doesn't do himself Is of no .Interest to him. What a world this would be if all of us were interested only In our own concerns nnd problems! i And yet, come to think of It, 'don't most ot r.s live simply for 'ourselves and those who are of immediate interest to UK? Just be truthful with yourself nnd see how.much that you do Is done tor yourself alone and how much of it considers your fellow man. This morning there was B glorious sunrise outside. My wife had heon i:p late last night and was fast nsleep. Tint I admired that, sunrise, and when you enjoy something you wunt sor'neone to shul'e It with you. So I woke her up. She dutifully admired Ihe sunrise hut I could tell that .she wasn't one hit Interested In any thins but sleep. Hlio sot. np—and has been In bad humor all day. See what I mean? Often selfishness can be well-meant and may pose ns Ill-placed kindness. Mow often have your wife or your kids nr your friends wanted lo tel! you something tlmt was Important to them, hut yon didn't pay much alien lion and hurt their feelings? How often have yon complained about a shortftKn of this or tlmt ? "1 don't have to fight, BO I don't euro." How often could y o n have helped someone and didn't do it becnn.se it was Inconvenient? "I don'i need help ao I don't care." We live In R world where we are depeudent upon each other. Would you deny a atnrving man a meal jiisl because you ha.v« dined well? (Copyright, 39-H, King Features Syndicate, Inc.) ,

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 07 Dec 1944, Thu,
  3. Page 14

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