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OVERCOMING HUMAN WILL

From the January 1964 issue of The Christian Science Journal


"This is the way to do it!" "But my way is better!" What is the argument about? A business partnership? Disciplining the children? Decorating the church? Deciding a political issue? Many a crisis in human relations can be whittled down to no more than this basic claim: "My way is the only way. " The longing to be honored and given credit for what one does, the desire for power over others, the determination to resist any new knowledge—all these emotions often pretend to be virtues.