December 1920

Contentment As a Factor in Morale

Volume 5, Issue 4

PSYCHOLOGISTS have proved that irascible and depressing emotions cause the energy-giving glands to secrete poisons into the blood, while happy emotions stimulate the cells to provide more energy.1 This is a comparatively new discovery, and yet we are told by the author of " Proverbs " (17:24) that " a cheerful heart is good medicine : but a broken spirit drieth up the bones." Whether we accept the Bible as an inspired volume or not, no one will question its literary value, and no one will deny that it is the greatest code of morals yet given to man.

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