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A Project Book in Business English


A Project Book in Business English

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    Luella Bussey Cook
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. Excerpt from book: Section 3CHAPTER III THE POSITIVE ATTITUDE OF MIND In every group, the class room, the party, the clique, the club, there is always the foreground and the background, the positive and the negative, the vivid and the dull. Every social gathering has its few who suggest, who urge, who bear responsibility for the good time, and the many who line the walls and look on hesitate and are led. In every class there are those who know positively what they think of this book or that figure in history and those whose mental sluggishness toward all matters which call for opinion is content with a feeble "Oh, I don't know." Too many people grow up without ever sensing their obligations to themselves and to the world to form definite opinions on simple questions of no "particular importance" and weighty questions that their opinions won't settle. They lack initiative, judgment: they have no ability to criticize, to reason. "There can be no fairer ambition than that to excel in talk: . . . textit{to have a fact, a thought and illustration pat to every subject: and not only to cheer the flight of time among our associates but bear a part in that great international congress always sitting, where public wrongs are first declared, public errors first corrected and the course of public opinion shaped day by day a little nearer to the right. No measure comes before Parliament but it has long ago been prepared by the textit{Grand Jury of talkers: no book is written that has not been largely composed by their assistance." Thus Robert Louis Stevenson in his Essay on "Talk and Talkers" describes the importance of forming definite opinions. Theme Topics 1. Wall flowers at a party. 2. Students who volunteer recitations should receive extra credit. 3. Doing more than was assigned for the lesson. 4. Am I a "self-starter...  
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