As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

Man is made or unmade by himself, in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection;by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all grades of character, and man is their maker and master.

Ein Freund hat mich einmal gefragt, was ich gerne hätte, wenn ich Geld hätte. Rückblickend ändert sich meine Idee, wenn ich älter werde. Als Student hätte ich gerne ein eigenes kleines Haus mit einer Minibibliothek. Und als ich anfing zu arbeiten, sagte ich mir, ich solle das Haus vergessen und einfach in ein Flugzeug steigen und die Welt sehen. Jetzt, wo ich verheiratet bin und Kinder habe, hoffe ich nur, dass ich lange genug gesund bin, um mein Kind durchzuhalten.

Und so denke ich bisher in meinem Leben.


A friend once asked me what I would like to have if I have money. Looking back, my idea changes as I grow older. When I was a student, I would like to have my own small house with a mini-library. And then when I started working, I said to myself to forget the house and just hop on a plane and see the world. Now that I am married and have kids, I just hope I have good health long enough to see my kid through.

And that is how I thinketh so far in my life.

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