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Laugh and Live

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Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films such as The Thief of Baghdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro. His book, Laugh and Live, is a book about positive virtues and advice for leading a good, healthy, and successful life. An advisory about this book is in order. Published in 1917, it was written at a time when “men went to work, women kept house, and supported their man”. Some of the writing and references are old-fashioned by today’s standards. Several ideas may be at odds with plans for successful lives today, especially for female listeners. Listeners should still find many valuable common-sense suggestions for leading a wholesome life. (Introduction from Wikipedia and Tom Weiss)

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[ILLUSTRATION: Laugh and Live ]

Laugh and Live







I. "Whistle and Hoe Sing As We Go"

II. Taking Stock of Ourselves

III. Advantages of an Early Start

IV. Profiting by Experience

V. Energy, Success and Laughter

VI. Building Up a Personality

VII. Honesty, the Character Builder

VIII. Cleanliness of Body and Mind

IX. Consideration for Others

X. Keeping Ourselves Democratic

XI. Self Education by Good Reading

XII. Physical and Mental Preparedness

XIII. Self indulgence and Failure

XIV. Living Beyond Our Means

XV. Initiative and Self Reliance

XVI. Failure to Seize Opportunities

XVII. Assuming Responsibilities

XVIII. Wedlock in Time

XIX. Laugh and Live

XX. A "Close Up" of Douglas Fairbanks


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