Thursday, April 15, 2010


The Milwauke Sentinel - Dec 27, 1918

By George Matthew Adams

The happiest people in the world are those who KNOW more than they HAVE.

The most fascinating job in existence is to hunt for new things. And no matter where you go, no matter what you look at, there is hidden knowledge—waiting for you to WANT it.

I love to wander into a bookstore or a library and pick out a book from just anywhere and begin to read in it. Many times I have found paths to wonderful discoveries that helped to arouse latent desires on my part from knowledge along lines about which I had never before dreamed.

I like to speculate upon things, too. I see a great tree and at once I think that some time that tree may be a half dozen of chairs in some comfortable home, or a desk or so in some great office, or maybe copies of a great newspaper, or some writing paper on which to write to a friend—just think what a train of thoughts a mere tree may start!

As we grow in years, we change in viewpoint. This gives to life a very happy angle. Because we may go back to the books and scenes of our former years and see new beauties and new wonder.

Keep wanting to know things!