Apfelbaum’s Corner – Volume 55

If you are like most people I know, you find very little time to just sit and think. And, for many of us, there are quite a few things we would like to think about.

Our thinking doesn’t have to be profound or transcendental. It isn’t necessary for us to devise a new philosophy or solve some of life’s great riddles. All we need to make our thinking worthwhile is the better understanding of one or more problems. Anything beyond that is pure cream.

But thinking isn’t easy- especially at today’s helter-skelter pace. One barely has time to react, much less think, and profitable thinking requires a composed mind.

What can we do? We cannot rely on sedatives for they are hardly conducive to clear thinking and we cannot beat a retreat to Walden as Thoreau once did, but we can turn to our stamp albums.

There is nothing else known to man that so beneficially soothes the temper, the temperament and the tedium. Stamp collecting is probably the greatest restraining influence on the sale of tranquilizers. Use it when you just want to sit and think and you’ll be amazed at the results.

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