Chapter 2 - Hygiene
Life, the Infancy of Being
Nervous System
Anatomy - Diagram 1
Anatomy - Diagram 2
Anatomy - Diagram 3
Anatomy - Diagram 4
Anatomy - Diagram 5
Anatomy - Diagram 6
How the Mind Gets Knowledge
Blood Pressure
Nerves of the Human Body - Diagram
Sympathetic Nervous System
Food and Digestion
Nature and Destination of Food
Cost of Food
Amount of Food Taken
Animal and Vegetable Food
Proportions of Animal and Vegetable Food
Tea and Coffee
Passive Exercise
Rest and Sleep
Objects of Clothing
Bathing and Cleanliness
Air and Ventilation

2.1 Life, the Infancy of Being

Life, the Infancy of Being. IT may be stated as a general truth that man has but just learned to live when be is ready to die. We expend a large portion of our lives in searching out our mistakes, and in striving to undo the mischiefs they have occasioned. This is true in reference both to our moral and our physical life; and I draw from it the conclusion that the present must be only the infancy of our being, and that our blunders and consequent sufferings here will cause us, in the great hereafter, to place a higher value upon knowledge, and to struggle with new fortitude to rid ourselves of every bondage. A life which has just begun to take shape and symmetry, cannot be permitted, I think, under the rule of a benevolent Creator, to become extinct. We shall certainly be permitted to take up the broken thread of life, and, in the clearer light of the future, with the warning experience of the past, and surrounded by better guards, to try again. In the meantime, while here, the sooner we become acquainted with the laws of life, and the better we obey them, the more we shall enjoy.

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