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Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge ... – p. 93.The quote continues, but you get the gist. As corny as it sounds, I view this quote as an oath and a pledging of myself to God and the Faith, like a knight would. A knight is historically a figure of utmost servitude: giving their life to the cause of God. If I work every day to live my life according to this quote, it will have been a good life. Q: How does it affect the way you operate as a young person/student? A: Part of trying to achieve perfection, or live by the words in the aforementioned quote is to do this in every aspect of your life. So, I try to advance my knowledge of the sciences, to push my creative abilities, to push my body physically, to be a better teacher of the word of God, a better learner, etc., etc. It's like a never-ending test and or daily challenge to see how far I can push my body, mind, spirit in a lifetime attempt to better myself and the world around me.