To be fully awake to everything about you

Well Jack I was glad to learn how you felt about your summer’s work & your coming school year.

The secret of success is concentrating interest in life, interest in sports and good times, interest in your studies, interest in your fellow students, interest in the small things of nature, insects, birds, flowers, leaves, etc.

In other words to be fully awake to everything about you & the more you learn the more you can appreciate & get a full measure of joy & happiness out of life.”

LeRoy Pollock, in a letter to his 16-year-old son Jackson, in 1928, from Lapham’s Quarterly via Brain Pickings.

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