Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman: The Beloved Poet’s Advice on Living a Vibrant and Rewarding Life – Brain Pickings

“Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others… re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul…” https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/05/31/walt-whitman-leaves-of-grass-preface/