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The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours.

In a society worshipping money and status, The Measure of Our Success stands out as it calls for a sea change in our lifestyles. After a brief account of Marian Wright Edelman's Baptist beginnings with emphasis on service as "the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time," the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, shares with us the most empowering gift a parent can give a child: "Twenty-Five Lessons for Life." These dictums include: "Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night." And "you are in charge of your own attitude." It is a prescription for enlightened living and a more caring nation.
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Author:Bolden, Tonya
Publication:Black Enterprise
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jun 1, 1992
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