Wild Advice

“This is what you shall do:

love the earth and sun, and animals,

despise riches, give alms to every one that asks,

stand up for the stupid and crazy,

devote your income and labor to others,

hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,

have patience and indulgence towards the people,

take off your hat to nothing known or unknown,

or to any man or number of men;

go freely with the powerful uneducated persons,

and with the young, and mothers, of families:

read these leaves in the open air

every season of every year of your life:

re-examine all you have been told

at school or church, or in any books, and

dismiss whatever insults your soul.”

-Walt Whitman (“Leaves of Grass”)


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