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Horatio Dresser was a major early New Thought author

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Horatio W. Dresser's

Education and the Philosophical Ideal

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Preface - Introduction - The New Point of View - Educational Ideals - Equanimity - The Subconscious Mind - The Spiritual Ideal in Childhood - An Experiment in Education - The Expression of the Spirit - An Ideal Summer Conference - The Ministry of the Spirit - The Mystery of Pain and Evil - The Philosophical Ideal - The Criteria of Truth - Organic Perfection - Immortality - Index - p. 247


Chapter 3 - Equanimity

When everything is in its right place within us, we ourselves are in equilibrium with the whole work of God.—Amiel's Journal.

A FEW years ago the president of a Western college for women had occasion to visit the
women's colleges in the East, notably Bryn Mawr, Vassar, and Smith, and to make a comparative study of the young women in these colleges. The natural supposition was that the health of the New England young women was superior to that of the Pennsylvania students. But, to her surprise, the observer found that the Pennsylvania young women were generally healthier and stronger. Further inquiry revealed the fact that a large percentage of the students in Bryn Mawr at that time were Quakers, or of Quaker descent. Here, then, was the reason. The serene life of the Friends resulted in greater health than the more robust life of "bleak New England." No better argument could be found in favour of serenity.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure "; and the question arises, Is it not better, on the whole, to live that kind of life which makes disease impossible than to spend one's substance on

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