"Thou shalt be as the morning"

Lack of suppleness and adaptability has been identified with old age in the popular thought, and this has given rise to a prejudice on the part of employers toward the mature applicant. That this prejudice is gradually disappearing, however, as age justifies its capacity to render efficient service, is a testimony to the fact that those of maturer years are becoming convinced that they have valuable service to render.

Mankind is learning that each has his place and his service to perform, neither of which is limited by or dependent on years. Has it not been that state of mind which has clung to the old and refused to accept the new, has yielded to the common thought of age and relegated activity to others, which has itself been somewhat responsible for the popular attitude toward maturity? When the man of riper years recognizes that he, as well as his more youthful contemporaries, has his place, his opportunity, and his capacity to contribute a soundness of judgment, a mellowness of approach, a fineness of loyalty to the world of affairs, he will find the demand and the occasion through which he can express the qualities and power for good which are his "reasonable service."

March 7, 1931

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