Friendly Visiting Among the Poor

Friendly Visiting Among the Poor

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"[...]down the necessary qualifications of the friendly visitor to be tact and good-will. If we consider that tact includes knowledge, either instinctive or acquired, this may still stand. We cannot be tactful with those whose point of view we fail to understand, or do not even strive to understand. The best helps toward such an understanding, and the best training for charitable work, must come from life itself. If we take no interest in the joys and sorrows of human beings, if we show \'7b15\'7d neither judgment nor energy in the conduct of our own affairs, if life seem to us, on the whole, a flat and unprofitable affair, then no amount of reading will transform us into good friendly visitors. Given the tactful, kindly spirit, with a dash of energy added, study and experience can teach us[...]."
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.59mm | 195.04g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507698593
  • 9781507698594