National Geographic : 1932 Sep
Get Readjusted THE MEN who made the United States the richest S-\\A-T A country in the world did not go about wringing S/l</2, their hands and quaking in their boots. They iworked-whether the going was easy or whether ' it was hard. '' For nearly three years too many men, who them selves have had plenty to eat and to drink, good beds to sleep in and comfortable homes, have spent Hours and hours predicting hard luck and disaster. Last spring such men were saying that the United States appeared to be headed for bankruptcy. Since k then the Government has begun to cut its expenses ~jj and increase its income. It is resolutely facing its difficulties. There is no reason for anyone to fear y that the nation may fail in its obligations, or collapse. in \ The man who is saturated with gloom spreads it. S When he loses his sane, clear-eyed viewpoint he may seek sympathy, but what he really needs is to rr be shaken out of an unhealthy frame of mind. r And the man who hoards not only robs his family n r mnFi but fails to do his share in promoting normal busi r § ran ~ ness and employment of workers. He aggravates the condition which he deplores. ri 1 some men need jobs-need them badly. They ori i! must be helped. But more men need to get re SR adjusted to conditions as they exist. These men may need to readjust their mode of living or their ,r: r way of thinking. ... Worries fester and grow in the dark. They shrivel i nonrril , and vanish in the light. There are times in every ~Irni man's life-whether he be strong or weak, brave nri or cowardly-when he needs the counsel of some r..nrnr one who is unafraid. And there are many who L know that our country has battled through difficult periods and has always emerged stronger than before. SGet readjusted. METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY FREDERICK H. ECKER, PRESIDENT . .. ONE MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."