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Letters from an Ancient Mind

My dear young friend,

It appears I did not make myself clear. You are lord and master of your house; why are you arguing with the woman?

An argument must be between peers. You are her lord and master. There can be no argument. There will be no argument unless you conduct it. Cease, therefore, conducting the argument.

Patience is a virtue. No doubt your wife thinks it fitting to conduct herself in so shrill a manner. But what example do you set before her? If you are at peace with yourself, your example will be clear. She will soon discover that reason produces and rage reduces. Be master of yourself; you will soon master her.

How easy that sounds – to a man of my age. It is not easy, but it is required. Give it your whole heart, practice it, and soon it will come.

As ever,

Isaac the Alchemist

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