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ON BEING A REAL PERSON

Egocentricity is ruinous to real personality. At the very best, a person completely wrapped up in himself makes a small package.
Being a real person is arrived at by indirection. A man escapes from himself into some greater interest to which he devotes himself, and so forgets himself into consecutive, unified, significant living.
Practical suggestions as to ways and means of getting out of ourselves must start close at home with the body. Our bodies were made to use in hard physical labor. Any man who has found his appropriate recreation or exercise where he can let himself go in the lusty use of his major muscles knows what a transformation of emotional tone and mental outlook such bodily expenditure can bring.
One of the most durable satisfactions in life is to lose oneself in one's work. This is why more people become neurotic from aimless leisure than from overwork, and why unemployment is one of the worst of tragedies.
The problem of finding external interests weighs more heavily on some temperaments than on others. The extrovert readily takes part in objective practical affairs, is emotionally spontaneous and outgoing, is relatively toughminded when he is disapproved by others. The introvert is sensitive to disapproval, is given to introspection and self-criticism, and in general is more aware of the inner than of the outer world.
The balanced man is a synthesis of the two.
Abraham Lincoln had a tragic struggle with himself. In his early manhood he was not a unified and coherent person. The amazing development of his latter years into great personality came not so much by centering attention on himself as by forgetting himself. His devotion to a cause greater than himself transformed what he had learned in his long struggle with himself into understanding, sympathy, humor, wisdom.
The personal counselor constantly runs upon self-focused lives, miserably striving to find happiness through "self-expression." Popularly, self-expression has meant: Let yourself go. The wise counselor

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