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Thoughts on Contentment

Most vices become when there’s a lack of contentment. Burglary, pilfering, all manner of stealing, falsehood, and even hatred of oneself are all discontentment factors. I asked some elders about their thoughts on contentment, and they gladly led me through their wisdom. As we all know, happiness is a great virtue worth teaching our younger generation.

This rhyme may not be their exact words, but it captures the central theme: self-discipline.

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Do not seek extra gain
If to another it causes pain
Even as you gather wheat and profits
Remember the sick, weak and needy
Be you; wherever you may find yourself
For in self-discipline, one makes a disciple of oneself
Finally, ultimate joy and peace is found in little things
You needn’t look far, for such things start from the family

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