Wising Up: A Youth Guide to Good Living

Wising Up: A Youth Guide to Good Living

by Reynold Feldman, Jan M. Rumi
Wising Up: A Youth Guide to Good Living

Wising Up: A Youth Guide to Good Living

by Reynold Feldman, Jan M. Rumi


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Written especially for teens and young adults, Wising Up distills the wisdom of many traditions to set out 80 principles of good living in bite-size two-page spreads. Know Yourself, Seize the Day, Respect Others, Trust Your Instincts, and Take Responsibility are just a few of the dozens of principles explained in no-nonsense language.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561013135
Publisher: Cowley Publications
Publication date: 05/08/2007
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 17 Years

About the Author

Reymold Feldman, with three degrees from Yale University, has served as a university professor and administrator and as a consultant to nonprofit organizations. M. Jan Rumi, born in Bangladesh, studied at Berea College and Purdue University. The two cofounded Wisdom Factors International land are past Lions Club presidents.

Table of Contents

Foreword     xi
Introduction: A Letter to Our Readers     xiii
Users Guide     xv
Good-Living Principles     1
Go for It!     2
Wait a Minute!     4
Take the Middle Way     6
Keep It Simple     8
Stay the Course     10
Take It Easy     12
Try Again Later     14
Take What Fits     16
It's Not Always About You     18
Never Say Never     20
Little by Little     22
Attend to the Details     24
Get the Big Picture     26
Watch Out!     28
Celebrate Commonalities     30
Celebrate Difference     32
Respect Yourself     34
Respect Others     36
The Power of One     38
The Power of Many     40
Don't Worry     42
Be Happy!     44
Seize the Day     46
Plan     48
Read     50
Travel     52
Trust Your Instincts     54
Live     56
Have Faith     58
Remember to Doubt     60
Move It or Lose It     62
Take Your Time     64
Just Say "Thank You"     66
Listen     68
Speak Up     70
Stay Calm     72
Follow the Rules     74
Go Outside the Box     76
Know Yourself     78
Love Yourself     80
Follow Your Dream     82
Be Practical     84
Do Your Thing     86
Be a Team Player     88
Trust What You See     90
Don't Believe Appearances     92
Get It Off Your Chest     94
Don't Whine     96
Go with the Flow     98
Be Peace     100
Keep Learning     102
Choose     104
Work     106
Play     108
Forgive     110
Just Say "I'm Sorry"     112
Give and Take     114
Just Say "Yes"     116
Just Say "No"     118
Take Your Turn     120
Take a Walk     122
Take a Nap     124
Hope for the Best     126
Prepare for the Worst     128
Do It Anyway      130
Don't Argue About Taste     132
Don't Boss Others Around     134
Choose Friends Wisely     136
Work on Yourself     138
Live Aloha     140
Move On     142
Go Within     144
Curb Your Desires     146
Learn a Trade     148
Be Honest     150
Be Loyal     152
Take Responsibility     154
Do Good     156
Laugh     158
Dance     160
Conclusion: A Farewell to Our Readers     163
Acknowledgments     165
About the Authors     169
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