"To seek out reality we must know how to go about removing the dust of centuries that has settled upon it."
One of the big mistakes made by many persons of the present generation is that they associate with those who fail to call out or develop the best that is in them. When the
social side of life is developed too exclusively, as it often is, and recreation or entertainment becomes the leading motive of a person's life, he acquires habits of
extravagance instead of economy; habits of wasting his resources, physical, mental, moral and spiritual, instead of conserving them. He is, in consequence, lacking in
proper motivation, his God-given powers and forces are undeveloped and he inevitably brings poor judgment to bear upon all the higher relationships of life, while, as to his financial fortunes, he is ever the leaner; often a parasite, and always, if opportunity
affords, as heavy a consumer as he is a poor producer.
-Theron Q. Dumont