Reading like a Writer


“The Great Gatsby”

In my younger and more vulnerable years my fathergave me someadvicethat I’ve been turningoverin my mind ever since.

Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,’ he told me, ‘justremember thatall the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’

He didn’t say any more, but we’ve always beenunusuallycommunicative in a reservedway, and I understood that he meant a greatdeal more than that. In consequence, Im inclinedto reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up manycuriousnatures to me and also made me the victim on not a few veteranbores. The abnormalmind is quick to detect and attach itself to this quality when it appears in a normalperson, and so it came about that in college I…

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