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Argueville

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Vernon Howard's
SECRETS OF LIFE (R)

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"There was once a town named Argueville. All day long everyone
angrily argued with everyone else. No one liked living in
Argueville. In the center of town was a booth occupied by a
man called the Director. He was not a resident of the town but
came to the booth daily. His purpose was to give directions to
people who wanted to leave Argueville but did not know how.
However, when he supplied directions to a man or a woman they
argued that he was wrong and accused him of deceiving them.

The Director's only reply to the arguers was, 'You may use my
directions or you may use your own.' Arguing that they knew what
was right, the arguers left, but wearily returned a few hours
later, unable to find the way out of town.

But every once in awhile a man or woman who had previously argued
with the Director came back to him with different attitudes. Each
told him, 'I have run out of arguments. Please give me the right
directions which I will follow.' These people with the right
attitudes soon found their way out of awful Argueville.

We can argue or we can learn. We can't do both. Arguing is an
insecure person's substitute for knowing. Truth, the Great
Director, is patient. When we run out of arguments we will
find the way out."

Be Safe In A Dangerous World, p. 19

Entry #493

Comments

1.
emilygComment by emilyg - November 17, 2014, 9:56 pm
Passing this on.
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Coin TossComment by Coin Toss - November 18, 2014, 1:20 am
Thanks, emilyg.

The author was a true sage, he had a following out west, his little booklets were sold all over Vegas and other places.

When he died it was kept hush hush for a while, that's how tight his flock was.

One of his sayings that really stuck with me is:

So you've got 10 people coming over for dinner tonight and now you can't even stand the thought of setting out the place settings.
So why'd you send out the invitations.

You can read about him at anewlife.org


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MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - November 18, 2014, 7:59 am
He's always spoke with a calming effect in his sayings..

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