The Important Things

 In the years ahead we have much to do. It is easy to lose sight of the important things. There will be many new inventions: money will buy undreamed of gadgets; we shall want more and better mousetraps than ever before. I am afraid of this.  
Happiness is not upholstered in velvet, nor lighted by the push of a button. If we start a new wild scramble for material luxury, we shall begin a toboggan slide to destruction. I do believe in pleasant living, as much as our means afford - but I wish we could chart a modest course between over elegance and simplicity. 

Gladys Taber, The Book of Stillmeadow


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