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Practicality [electronic resource] : how to acquire it / by R. Nicolle ; tr. by Francis Medhurst.

By: Nicolle, R.
Contributor(s): Medhurst, Francis [tr.].
Series: Mental efficiency series: v. 6.Publisher: New York : Funk & Wagnalls Co., 1916Edition: Authorized ed.Description: iii-viii p., 1 leaf, 11-145 p. ; 19 cm.Subject(s): Conduct of life | PsychologyAdditional physical formats: OriginalOnline resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "Practicality is the sense of seeing things as they are and of doing things as they ought to be done. Specifically, it is defined as the science of being skilled in the application of means to attain particular ends, especially in dealing with the common affairs of life. The Author of this book defines Practicality appropriately as 'An inexhaustible wonder-working currency accepted everywhere.' True Practicality is acquired through the exercise of good nature, patience, insight, and perspicacity, and by experience. He who would become a power in Practicality must first become master of himself. The careful Reader will find in the following pages a rich mine of suggestion on the application of Practicality to daily life. He is warned against illusive Practicality, errors of foresight, and errors of judgment. He is told how he may become a Master of Practicality--study life, observe closely, keep an eye on detail, avoid waste, practice small economies, recognize the worth of trifles and utilize them to their full value--and reap the benefits it affords"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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"Practicality is the sense of seeing things as they are and of doing things as they ought to be done. Specifically, it is defined as the science of being skilled in the application of means to attain particular ends, especially in dealing with the common affairs of life. The Author of this book defines Practicality appropriately as 'An inexhaustible wonder-working currency accepted everywhere.' True Practicality is acquired through the exercise of good nature, patience, insight, and perspicacity, and by experience. He who would become a power in Practicality must first become master of himself. The careful Reader will find in the following pages a rich mine of suggestion on the application of Practicality to daily life. He is warned against illusive Practicality, errors of foresight, and errors of judgment. He is told how he may become a Master of Practicality--study life, observe closely, keep an eye on detail, avoid waste, practice small economies, recognize the worth of trifles and utilize them to their full value--and reap the benefits it affords"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2012. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2012 dcunns

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