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When a Man Comes to Himself   By: (1856-1924)

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When a Man Comes to Himself by Woodrow Wilson is a thought-provoking and enlightening read that delves into the depths of human nature and self-discovery. Wilson, best known as the 28th President of the United States, reveals a different side of himself in this insightful book.

In this work, Wilson presents his perspectives on a wide range of profound and philosophical subjects. He explores the many facets of what it means to be human and offers his unique insights into the process of personal growth and individual awakening. The book serves as a personal reflection by Wilson, as he shares his experiences and observations.

One of the most remarkable aspects of When a Man Comes to Himself is Wilson's ability to relate his ideas to real-life examples. He skillfully weaves together anecdotes from history, literature, and everyday life to support his arguments and to engage the reader. This approach makes the complex concepts he discusses more accessible and relatable.

Furthermore, Wilson's writing style is both eloquent and concise. He navigates through complex philosophical concepts with clarity, leaving readers with a deep sense of understanding. Wilson's passion for his subject matter is evident throughout, which makes for an engaging and captivating read.

The ideas presented in this book have stood the test of time, and are just as relevant today as they were when Wilson first penned them. The notion that self-discovery and personal growth are essential to leading a meaningful life is a timeless truth that resonates with readers of all backgrounds.

One area that could have been further explored in this book is the practical application of Wilson's ideas. While he delves into the conceptual aspects of self-discovery, some readers may have appreciated more guidance on how to apply these principles to their own lives. Nevertheless, the profound insights presented in When a Man Comes to Himself are valuable and offer a starting point for introspection and self-reflection.

To conclude, When a Man Comes to Himself is a powerful and thought-provoking work that transcends time and inspires readers to embark on their own path of self-discovery. Wilson's ability to articulate complex concepts with clarity and his engaging writing style make this book a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the intricacies of human nature and the pursuit of personal growth.

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When a Man Comes to Himself

Woodrow Wilson Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D. President of the United States



It is a very wholesome and regenerating change which a man undergoes when he "comes to himself." It is not only after periods of recklessness or infatuation, when has played the spendthrift or the fool, that a man comes to comes to himself. He comes to himself after experiences of which he alone may be aware: when he has left off being wholly preoccupied with his own powers and interests and with every petty plan that centers in himself; when he has cleared his eyes to see the world as it is, and his own true place and function in it.

It is a process of disillusionment. The scales have fallen away. He sees himself soberly, and knows under what conditions his powers must act, as well as what his powers are. He has got rid of earlier prepossessions about the world of men and affairs, both those which were too favorable and those which were too unfavorable both those of the nursery and those of a young man's reading. He has learned his own paces, or, at any rate, is in a fair way to learn them; has found his footing and the true nature of the "going" he must look for in the world; over what sorts of roads he must expect to make his running, and at what expenditure of effort; whither his goal lies, and what cheer he may expect by the way... Continue reading book >>

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