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Look carefully...at the seemingly small moments...in the constant shaping of souls.- Neal A.Maxwell

all does not always equal all
5:02 a.m., Deputies responded to an assistance call and spoke with a 74-year-old man who had called 911 to report that his 21-year-old caregiver did not make the man's french fries quickly enough.  The man later agreed that, even though he was upset, it was not a police matter.  The man said he would eat the french fries as soon as they were ready.

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If the child is permitted to spend his all on himself, that spirit of selfishness may continue with him to his grave. (Pres. Spencer W. Kimball, Advice to a Young Man: Now Is the Time to Prepare)

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     ".....Rep. Elijah Cummings...all but told Shkreli to wipe the smile off his face,...
     "'I know you are smiling, but I am very serious sir,' Cummings said, 'I truly believe you can become a force of tremendous good.  All I ask is that you reflect on it.  No, I don't ask, I beg that you reflect on it.'...
     "The former hedge fund manager...has been reviled in recent months for buying Daraprim, the only approved drug for a rare and sometimes deadly parasitic infection, and unapologetically raising its price more than fiftyfold.
     "Shkreli is out on $5 million bail after being arrested in New York in December on securities-fraud charges unrelated to the prince increase...
     "Shkreli,...was dismissed less than an hour into the hearing...
     "Minutes after he left - and even before the hearing had ended - Shkreli thumbed his nose at the committee.
     "'Hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our government,' the foremer CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals tweeted....
     "Shkreli calls himself 'the world's most eligible bachelor' and 'the most successful Albanian to ever walk the face of this Earth.'"
(Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer)

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Thanks, Chris, for telling me that:). Yes, we have boys who have high standards and strength to uphold them. Even though they each do it on their own, it is nice that they recognize that there are a couple other peers who stand by what they feel is right.  

On Feb 4, 2016, at 11:52 PM, Chris wrote:

B was telling me about a classmate muttering colorful language after being given a detention.  I expressed surprise because the classmate is a really good boy.  B said that everyone uses bad language.  I named a couple of girls and asked if they did.  He said "Well all the boys do."  I asked if E did.  B gave me a "Don't be ridiculous" look and shook his head no.

Thank you for raising a son who maintains his standards and doesn't bow to peer pressure.  He is a great kid.  

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I read each of the above in the same morning.  They are interwoven in my mind. Though not what was written, I read "the burden" rather than "the spirit of selfishness."  Selfishness is not strength.  Selfishness can not stand on its own.  Selfishness can never lead to independence.   

Not allowing a child to spend his all (energy/time/thought/finances) only on himself fosters growth, strength, independence and the abililty to stand on one's own. 
    
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