Admitting one' s ewn when ene hasn' t corrected help
convince somebody change his behavior. This was illustrated more recently by
Clarence of Ammonium, Maryland, when he discovered his -
old sen was experimenting with cigarettes.
Naturally, I didn' t want David smoke," Mr. told us, "but his mother
and I smoked cigarettes; we were giving him a bad example all the time. I explained
to Dave how I started smoking at about his age and how the nicotine had gotten the
best of me and now it was nearly impossible for me to step. I reminded him how
irritating my cough was and how he had been after me give up cigarettes net
many years before.
I didn' t exhort him to stop er make threats er warn him about their dangers. All I
did was point out how I was hooked en cigarettes and what it had meant me.
He thaught about it for a while and decided he wouldn’ t smoke until he had
graduated from high school. As the years went by David never did start smoking
and has no intention of ever doing so.
As a result of that conversation I made the decision to stop smoking cigarettes
myself, and with the support of my family, I have succeeded."