Mental Demons (Apr, 1917)

Mental Demons

Are They Holding You Back?

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  1. Stephen says: January 12, 20137:12 am

    Or you could become a chartered accountant. “Well, er, yes Mr Anchovy, but you see your report here says that you are an extremely dull person. You see, our experts describe you as an appallingly dull fellow, unimaginative, timid, lacking in initiative, spineless, easily dominated, no sense of humour, tedious company and irrepressibly drab and awful. And whereas in most professions these would be considerable drawbacks, in chartered accountancy they are a positive boon.”

  2. Hirudinea says: January 12, 20134:04 pm

    @ Stephen – “But I want to be a Lion tamer.”

  3. DrewE says: January 14, 20139:46 am

    I never knew that a rasping voice was caused by a “mental demon” and not, say, a simple throat cold.

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