Things not to worry about…

Familie F Scott Fitzgerald
Ratschläge vom Papa an die Tocher:
Ein Auszug aus einem rührenden Brief, den der Schriftsteller F. Scott Fitzgerald im August 1933 an seine 11-jährige Tochter “Scottie” ins Sommer-Camp schickte.

“La Paix, Rodgers’ Forge
Towson, Maryland

August 8, 1933

Dear Pie,

Things to worry about:

Worry about courage
Worry about cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship…

Things not to worry about:

Don’t worry about popular opinion
Don’t worry about dolls
Don’t worry about the past
Don’t worry about the future
Don’t worry about growing up
Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you
Don’t worry about triumph
Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault
Don’t worry about mosquitoes
Don’t worry about flies
Don’t worry about insects in general
Don’t worry about parents
Don’t worry about boys
Don’t worry about disappointments
Don’t worry about pleasures
Don’t worry about satisfactions

With dearest love,

Daddy”

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