|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Copy-Cat & Other Stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman:
to her mother-in-law, Mrs. Samuel Wheeler, that she
did not feel that Mrs. Jennings was bringing up Lily
exactly as she should. "That child thinks entirely
too much of her looks," said Mrs. Diantha. "When
she walks past here she switches those ridiculous
frilled frocks of hers as if she were entering a ball-
room, and she tosses her head and looks about to see
if anybody is watching her. If I were to see Amelia
doing such things I should be very firm with her."
"Lily Jennings is a very pretty child," said
Mother-in-law Wheeler, with an under-meaning, and
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Footnote to History by Robert Louis Stevenson:
without consulting other members of the family; to go to strangers
for help instead of to relatives; to take from relatives without
permission; to steal from relatives; to have plantations robbed by
relatives. The ideal of conduct in the family, and some of its
depravations, appear here very plainly. The man who (in a native
word of praise) is MATA-AINGA, a race-regarder, has his hand always
open to his kindred; the man who is not (in a native term of
contempt) NOA, knows always where to turn in any pinch of want or
extremity of laziness. Beggary within the family - and by the less
self-respecting, without it - has thus grown into a custom and a
scourge, and the dictionary teems with evidence of its abuse.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Blix by Frank Norris:
the room in his stocking feet, puffing fiercely on his cigar as he
warmed to the tale, blowing the smoke out through either ear,
gesturing savagely, his face flushed and his eyes kindling.
"Well, now, lessee. First thing Our Mug does when he gets to
Mazatlan is to communicate his arrival to Senora Estrada--
telegraphs, you know; and, by the way, have him use a cipher."
"What kind of cipher?"
"Count three letters on from the right letter, see. If you were