Dr. George A. Gordon of Boston spoke at the meeting of the Young Men's Christian Association last evening on the "Unselfish Life." In substance his remarks were as follows: "Cast thy bread upon the waters and thou shall find it after many days.' That is a counsel for life. unselfish life. It seems to the majority of men that the pleasures of life must be through sense, through passion. The great battle of life is the struggle between what seems and what is. Let us study the advice given in the text. Only the highest soul can give us real, good advice; or a man like the apostle Paul or the apostle John. But one can give advice from the lower part of his nature. I is in this way that Dante's Inferno had its origin. The experience of a man enables him to give advice. So, here. as a result of a life that has been selfish, there is powerful advice towards a set of experiences diametrically opposed. The unselfish life is the realization of self through self - sacrifice. Sacrifice must come first; not self. - the supreme sacrifice of Christ was realization; - the casting aside of self and the living and dying for others.
We come to college for the realization of our powers. May this desire not defeat itself? The man must care for his ideal, must bind himself back by the ties of the home he has left. Duty must be in and for everything and then beauty - of character and life - will result.
The Phi Delta Theta fraternity has granted a character for Princeton College. This will be the first chapter of any fraternity to establish there.