Saturday, May 6, 2017

P.H. Gwynn Jr. Offers Advice to Brevard College Students, 1936

From The Clarion, The Brevard College Weekly, May 22, 1936
Last Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, Dr. P.H. Gwynn Jr., head of the Department of Education at Davidson College, was a visitor on our campus. He spoke at the assembly period on Friday and Saturday and held individual conference with those who were interested.

Dr. Gwynn stated that a successful living is a series of adjustments, and listed four of the most important adjustments that man must make. The first is growing up; and he showed us how we must be physical competent, be dominated by one central purpose, and suffer without whining.

Second, we have to learn how to get along with other people. He said that we fear loneliness and must learn to appreciate people for themselves; we must share and work for others for the sheer joy of doing it.

The third one was the choice of a mate in life.

The fourth and last point of Dr. Gwynn’s talk was based on one’s relationship to the universe. He stated that we must strive for the things worthwhile and learn the intangible value of the soul.

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