The Privilege of Pain

Caroline Kane Mills EVERETT (1867 - 1921)

We have seen that as mankind rises in the scale of civilization the body becomes increasingly less important. Nevertheless, I wish it to be clearly understood, that I do not maintain that it is preferable to be ill than well, but only that each state has its own peculiar privileges, which are rarely interchangeable. Health and sickness are merely different roads to achievement. The earth requires rain as well as sunshine; we need both tears and laughter; navvies are necessary and so are philosophers. The book details how people from many professions who had some or other physical disability or pain reached their goals. The introduction is by Kate Douglas Wiggin. - Summary by Stav Nisser and the conclusion of the book.

Genre(s): Health & Fitness, Philosophy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Beth Thomas
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Play 01 Health And Strength Kassie Yang
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Play 02 Soldiers and a Sailor Kassie Yang
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Play 03 Ill-Health and its Relation to Genius Kassie Yang
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Play 04 Among the Poets Jim Locke
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Play 05 Novelists Jim Locke
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Play 06 Physical Perfection and its Relation to Civilization John
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Play 07 The Physically Handicapped Philosophers Linda Johnson
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Play 08 Astronomers and Mathematicians John
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Play 09 Statesmen and Politicians John
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Play 10 The Freedom of Ill-Health Phil Schempf
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Play 11 Artists; Musicians Nichalia Schwartz
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Play 12 Three Physicians, a Naturalist and a Chemist; Inventors Linda Johnson
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Play 13 Historians and Men of Letters Linda Johnson
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Play 14 Protestant Reformers Brian James
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Play 15 The Saints John
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Play 16 Pain, the Great Teacher; Conclusion Beth Thomas
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