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A Way of Life: An Address to Yale Students, Sunday Evening, April 20,1913
By William Osler. With a Foreword by John P. McGovern. "Ours is a world that has multiplied in complexity beyond anything dreamed in Osler's day. Tension and anxiety, uncertainty and stress are the inevitable result of our civilizations' rapid advance, mental and emotional ills its hallmarks . . . contemporary man desperately needs to learn the lesson of 'sufficient unto t ...more
Hardcover, 54 pages
Published June 1st 1969 by Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
(first published 1921)
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I got this little book off my mom's bookcase a long time ago. Full of lots of advice on how to live one day at a time, and to mind your health. Relax and chill. Be good. That sort of stuff. It was an uplifting read which I will probably give to my eldest so she can guiltily keep it on her shelf for years and eventually read.
Jan 21, 2013 Tasia rated it liked it · review of another edition
There are some bits of advice and wording that are antiquated, such as references to a mystic East and an exclusive concentration on men's roles in academia and the larger world, but all in all, this speech contains very sound advice. My favorite section addressed the college student's need for constant hurry, something which only breeds anxiety. Now we see this as almost asinine: our world requires the ability to provide instant satisfaction and to hurry. But, especially in these modern times, ...more
My father received this book as he was going into his second year of medical school. It's a short book, a talk to students at Yale given by Sir William Osler the distinguished Canadian physician. Reading it, I can see how some of the thoughts in the address permeated my father's life.