The Instant Classics: "Sugar Daddy"
The world is not wrecked.
It is like a magnificent steamer
with the engines in place
and the machinery
in perfect order.
The bunkers are full of coal
and the ship is amply provisioned
for the cruise.
There is no lack of any good thing.
Every provision Omniscience could devise has been made
for the safety, comfort, and happiness of the crew;
the steamer is out on the high seas tacking hither and thither
because no one has yet learned the right course to steer.
We are learning to steer, and in due time will come grandly
into the harbor of perfect harmony.
The world is good, and growing better.
Existing discords and inharmonies are but the rollings of the ship
incidental to our own imperfect steering;
they will all be removed in due time.
This view gives us an increasing outlook and an expanding mind;
it enables us to think largely of society and of ourselves,
and to do things in a great way.
Furthermore, we see that nothing can be wrong with such a world
or with any part of it, including our own affairs.
If it is all moving on toward completion,
then it is not going wrong;
and as our own personal affairs are a part of the whole,
they are not going wrong.
You and all that you are concerned with
are moving on toward completeness.
(from the book,
The Science of Being Great,
by Wallace Wattles)
"When I take my car in for service,
I always leave the radio on a cool station
so the mechanics won't think I'm a nerd."