Scott Fitzgerald letter


Scott Fitzgerald is my favourite classical author. I believe a lot can be learnt from his books and his own life.

He wrote a lot of letter
s to his daughter Frances ( Scottie) I learnt about this one in particular from the BBC show: The Culture - Sincerely, F.Scott Fitzgerald It was a wonderful show. I learnt a lot from it, I quite like documentaries.

This letter that he wrote to his daughter is very wise about life, and I think it's very true; although he wrote it when she was just 11 when she was away at camp. However, this letter clearly changed something as ever since that letter, every letter he wrote he always signed it 'daddy'.

Things to worry about: 

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

Things 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

Things to think about:

What am I really aiming at?
How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to:
(a) Scholarship
(b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them?
(c) Am I trying to make my body a useful instrument or am I neglecting it?

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