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To YALE, 1897
“Our 35th” – June 1932
A Depression Program
By George Lawrence Parker
- Don’t believe all you hear about the depression. Carry your own courageously. Allow for exaggeration.
- Dare to be unfashionable. Don’t curse the world you live in.
- Don’t smile all the time, but do smile some of the time. Snarling is bad for the face and the soul.
- Don’t deny the depression; but don’t substitute it for eternity.
- Maybe you weren’t really happy before the depression. Try it now.
- Keep healthy. Most people eat too much anyhow.
- Look into religion a bit. Maybe there’s something in it.
- Love people harder than ever. They need it.
- Play with children. They don’t know anything about the stock market.
- Expect a better world. It’s on the way. Part of it will get here if you don’t spill it.
- Drive out fear. “He’s the only thing to be afraid of.”
- Forget prosperity. Most of it lies right under your own coat.
- Be honest. It will soon be in fashion again.
(Reprinted from The Boston Herald of April 28, 1932. Knowing ‘97’s taste in rejecting “unsuitable portions”, I have left the thirteen points as originally published. G.L.P)