Civilization

I just read the ancient Egyptian Precepts of Ptah-Hotep. I love them. Basically, they say this: Don’t be grouchy. Try to avoid the people who make you grouchy. Don’t interrupt the people who ask you for help. Don’t pick fights with your neighbors. When you go to their houses, don’t make passes at the ladies. Think a lot, but say a little. Be gentle. Don’t distract a worker. Learn a lot. And finally, make your wife more content than any of the other ladies she knows.

(Originally posted July 18, 2013)

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