Laugh and Live

Laugh and Live

by Douglas Fairbanks
Laugh and Live

Laugh and Live

by Douglas Fairbanks

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CONTENTS

I. "Whistle and Hoe--Sing As We Go"

II. Taking Stock of Ourselves

III. Advantages of an Early Start

IV. Profiting by Experience

V. Energy, Success and Laughter

VI. Building Up a Personality

VII. Honesty, the Character Builder

VIII. Cleanliness of Body and Mind

IX. Consideration for Others

X. Keeping Ourselves Democratic

XI. Self-Education by Good Reading

XII. Physical and Mental Preparedness

XIII. Self-indulgence and Failure

XIV. Living Beyond Our Means

XV. Initiative and Self-Reliance

XVI. Failure to Seize Opportunities

XVII. Assuming Responsibilities

XVIII. Wedlock in Time

XIX. Laugh and Live

XX. A "Close-Up" of Douglas Fairbanks



LIVE AND LAUGH




CHAPTER I

"WHISTLE AND HOE--SING AS WE GO"


There is one thing in this good old world that is positively
sure--happiness is for _all_ who _strive_ to _be_ happy--and those who
laugh _are_ happy.

Everybody is eligible--you--me--the other fellow.

Happiness is fundamentally a state of mind--not a state of body.

And mind controls.

Indeed it is possible to stand with one foot on the inevitable "banana
peel" of life with both eyes peering into the Great Beyond, and still be
happy, comfortable, and serene--if we will even so much as smile.

It's all a state of mind, I tell you--and I'm sure of what I say. That's
why I have taken up my fountain pen. I want to talk to my friends--you
hosts of people who have written to me for my recipe. In moving pictures
all I can do is act my part and grin for you. What I say is a matter of
your own inference, but with my pen I have a means of getting around the
"silent drama" which prevents us from organizing a "close-up" with one
another.

In starting I'm going to ask you "foolish question number 1."--

Do you ever laugh?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013415829
Publisher: SAP
Publication date: 09/25/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 87 KB
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