The American Survival Guide


1.)  We should start with what’s most important:

  • Education
  • Build Character
  • Trade/Career
  • Home Ownership

We must stop taking our hard earned money and spending it on entertainment.

  • Clothes
  • Food
  • Movies

Dr. Kelly Miller said, “We buy what we Want and beg for what we need.”[spacer height=”20px”]

2.)  We must stop expecting God and other people to do for us what we can do for ourselves.  I believed that the strong should help the weak, but even God does not do for man what man can do for himself.  We must do what Jesus told the man at the well to do (in John 5:8). We must carry our own load— “Take up your bed and Walk.”[spacer height=”20px”]

3.)  Clean hygiene is critical, not just for us but our children, our home and the surroundings in which he lives. We must lead in the growth of the community and repel the negative influences that try to tear it down.[spacer height=”20px”]

4.)  We must learn to dress more appropriately for work and leisure. Knowing what to wear, how to wear it, when to were it and where to wear it, is a mirror to our self worth and our character.[spacer height=”20px”]

5.)  We must make our religion an everyday practice and not just a Sunday-Go-To-Meeting emotional affair.[spacer height=”20px”]

This was originally written in the early 1900’s under a different title by: Nannie Helen Burroughs[spacer height=”20px”]

A year ago I updated it to reflect what I believe we need today.  I believe these are principals of life.  In my next blog I will list the next five. Please pass this on to anyone that may need some direction.