The Major Issue of the Hour

The day-to-day existence of an individual is made up largely of choosing, as wisely as he can, between essentials and nonessentials. It is made up of putting what he deems the right emphasis on the issues which follow one another in rapid succession.

The trained intellect quickly distinguishes between those things which are important and those which are unimportant. It discerns on the printed page or in the spoken discourse one sentence towering above a score of other sentences. It recognizes that one call to duty is immeasurably above all other calls. And so in directing the use of his time or effort the individual must decide which demand is of major and which of relatively minor consequence.

As nations shift from a peace to a war basis business and employment are disrupted, people are forced into unaccustomed ways of living, families are separated, hosts of men are scattered to the four corners of the earth. How to make the best adjustment is an unescapable issue to millions.

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Practical Help in Healing
November 7, 1942

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