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Jack Spoehr's Borrowed Wisdom:



Howie Yule, who taught Spanish at Cranbrook, gave us an assignment at one point in which we were to write a 1/2 or full page discussing the idea that la cara es espejo del alma. - the face is the mirror of the soul.  I know that no person should be judged based on his/her face [Socrates was famously ugly]. To so judge is pure prejudice. Yet I find that I do so differentiate, especially when the kissers of some of both parties' politicians hit the screen. My instinct tells me that these guys are smug, smooth, self-satisfied, and arrogant.  They register as greedy little people with a lot of money and power.  They repel me. They forget that they are bags of wet dust.


Howie's right, I think. The face IS the mirror of the soul.

I forgot what I got on his paper.


Click here for the Class of '55's recent Rules of Life for graduating seniors.

Click here for Bill Gates, another school's Class of  '73, has 11 rules.

Click here for Montaigne, the great essayist who has 20 rules.

Lessons Learned