Often these creatures seemed to have been in need of a helping hand.
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Too young for my grade, having been advanced by a firstgrade teacher who didn't know what to do with me while she was teaching reading, and further handicapped by being raised by a mother who hadn't really faced up to the twentieth century, I was suddenly a terrible misfit.
I seemed to have been born reading.
Many philosophers in the history of ethics have devoted seriousattention to the issue of moral development. Thus Plato, for example,offers a model curriculum in his dialogue, Republic, aimed atdeveloping virtue in rulers. Aristotle's account of the logicalstructure of the virtues in his Nicomachean Ethicsprovides a scaffolding for understanding how moral development takesplace. And the Stoics (Turner and Matthews, 1998, 45–64) devoted specialattention to dynamics of moral development.
So I retreated further into books and daydreams. Books!
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I loved the look and feel of them, even the smell.
Almost no one feels called upon to honor the working hours of an unpublished wife and mother who insists on wasting large chunks of time in front of a typewriter.
Libraries were treasure houses.
It was after the third complete rewriting that the book was accepted, and I became a published writer.
Being published, I found, makes a difference.