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ON BEING A REAL PERSON

by situations that need not be humiliations at all. To lack beauty or ability, to be economically restricted-such things are limitations, but if they become humiliations it is because we make them so.
Napoleon accepted himself-five feet two inches tall, and 43rd in his class at the Ecole Militaire. He never liked himself that way. His diminutive stature was a limitation, but had he made of it and of his scholastic mediocrity a humiliation, he probably never would have been Napoleon.
Life is a landscaping job. We are handed a site, ample or small, rugged or flat, whose general outlines and contours are largely determined for us. Both limitation and opportunity are involved in every site, and the most unforeseeable results ensue from the handling-some grand opportunities are muffed, and some utterly unpromising situations become notable. The basic elements in any personal site are bound to appear in the end no matter what is done with them, but they should be accepted as opportunities and incentives.
One of the ablest women in this country, now the wife of a university president, was brought up in poverty. She recalls an occasion when, as a girl, she complained of her hardships to her mother. "See here," said the mother, "I have given you life; that is about all I will ever be able to give you. Now you stop complaining and do something with it."
Our most intimate and inescapable entrustment lies in our capacity to be real persons. To fail at that is to fail altogether; to succeed is to succeed supremely.

Getting Ourselves Of Our Hands
OssssstoN with oneself can be one of life's most disruptive forces. An integrated personality is impossible save as the individual finds outside himself valuable interests, in devotion to which he forgets himself. To be whole persons we must get ourselves off our hands.

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