Do not tell of your past troubles, if you have had them; do not think of them at all. Do not tell of the poverty of your parents, or the hardships of your early life; to do any of these things is to mentally class yourself with the troubles for the time being, and it will certainly check the movement of things in your direction.
"Let the dead bury their dead," as Master said.
Put poverty and all things that pertain to poverty completely behind you.
You have accepted a certain theory of the universe as being correct, and are resting all your hopes of happiness on its being correct; and what can you gain by giving heed to conflicting theories?
Do not read religious books which tell you that the world is soon coming to an end; and do not read the writings of muck-rakers and pessimistic philosophers who tell you that it is going to the devil.
The world is not going to the devil; it is going to Universal Happiness.
It is a wonderful Becoming!
True, there may be a good many things in existing conditions which are disagreeable; but what is the use of studying them when they are certainly passing away, and when the study of them only tends to check their passing and keep them with us? Why give time and attention to things which are being removed by evolutionary growth, when you can hasten their removal only by promoting the evolutionary growth as far as your part of it goes?
No matter how horrible in seeming may be the conditions in certain countries, sections, or places, you waste your time and destroy your own chances by considering them.
You should interest yourself in the world's becoming happy.
Think of the happiness the world is coming into, instead of the poverty it is growing out of; and bear in mind that the only way in which you can assist the world in growing happiness is by growing happiness yourself through the creative method - not the competitive one.
Give your attention wholly to happiness; ignore poverty.
Whenever you think or speak of those who are unhappy, think and speak of them as those who are becoming happy; as those who are to be congratulated rather than pitied. Then they and others will catch the inspiration, and begin to search for the way out.
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