What do you think of this phonetics exercise: 'Desiderata'?

That`s what out English phonetics teacher gave us today. I couldn’t help crying while reading…Maybe you’ll understand me…


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your thruth quietly and clearly and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant:they too have their story.
Avoid loud and agressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser person than yourself. Enjoy your achievments as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career however humble; it is a real posession in the chaging fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is. Many persons strive for high ideals and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrending the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the unverse no less than the trees and the stars. You have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peac with God, whatever you coceive Him to be; and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confucions of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham and drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy!

I know this very well… in polish and english :slight_smile:

I ADORE it in English and Russian)))

Do you know who is it from?

it’s supposed to be anonymous

I`ve never really thought who it belongs to…and that doesn’t care much!