The fifth chapter of The Greatest Self-Help Book Ever Written counsels us to consider appearances before rushing to judgment about what they “mean.” In most cases we are adding harsh opinions – and fear – to what are just plain facts.
And the hidden message here is that if you are able to maintain your wise approach with regard to externals you will have more energy and clarity to handle what you are presented with effectively.
The sixth chapter of The Greatest Self-Help Book Ever Written has sly humor to it – suggesting that if you think you are a fine person because you have a fine animal you are making a mistake in identifying yourself with something that is obviously not you.
In other words, your only value comes from what you are – not what you own, your position, your looks, etc. Your character is what matters. And if you try to convince others you have the character of a fine horse, well …
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