A Note To A Student About To Go Out Into The World
I came across this letter and knowing the writer and the recipient I did have a giggle:-
It is a hand written note on a school letterhead - Headmaster to Student.
It is personal property but it has been filed away for about twenty years and I am the caretaker of the property so I feel at liberty to share this interesting note.
Herewith a short note to express my grateful appreciation to you for your supreme efforts this year.
You have arrived at the end of School unhurt. This is a pity as
"unhurt people are not much good in the world"
So my feelings are - go out into the world and from time to time - get hurt!
I have managed to trace where the quote originates from, thanks to Google and Wikipedia:-
Enid Mary Starkie CBE, 1897 -1970 was an Irish literary critic, known for her biographical works on French poets. She was a Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford, and Lecturer and then Reader in the University.
The journey of life has potholes which we have to deal with and it is how we climb out and manage the situations that determines the outcome.
Here is a quote from Jim Rohn:
You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Ride the waves and if dumped shake it off, keep focused, keep moving on!
Be encouraged to be the best you you can be - embrace your uniqueness.
And Please do let me know what you think of the quote made by Enid Starkie.