Sei aber nicht gar zu sehr ein Sklave der Meinungen, welche Andere von Dir hegen. Sei selbständig. Was kümmert Dich am Ende das Urteil der ganzen Welt, wenn Du tust, was Du nach Pflicht und Gewissen und nach Deiner redlichen Überzeugung tun sollst?

But be not too much a slave of the opinions which others have of you. Be independent. What do you you care about the judgment of the entire world, if you do, what you should do according to duty and conscience and your honest conviction?

Adolph Freiherr Knigge (1752 – 1798), German writer

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Children Read To Shelter Cats To Soothe Them

(Photos by Animal Rescue League Of Berks County. You can follow them on Facebook.)

Also good for the kids. They encourage having slow readers read to the family pets. A dog will listen to a kid read a whole book one damn sssyl-la——-ble at a time, and it will never get frustrated, or correct their pronunciation, or start playing Angry Bird because it can’t stand listening to the slowness any more. The dog will look at the kid approvingly, because, human. Human is talking. Human is interacting.

So this is a great win-win.

i am a 26 year old man and this almost made me cry

This almost made me cry-
My late cat Pouncer loved to be read to. He wouldn’t leave the room unless I stopped.
And on his death bed I read him Alice in Wonderland, and he purred till he could purr no more