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The six mistakes of man

From: Steven Ng pkiam@singnet.com.sg
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 22:12:51 0800 (SGT)

Cicero, the Roman statesman and philosopher, some 2,000 years ago, enumerated the following six mistakes of man:

1. The delusion that personal gain is made by crushing others.

2. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected.

3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.

4. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.

5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit of reading and studying.

6. Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.