John Woolman School guidelines?
November 15, 2005 1:05 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for the 6 student guidelines that were present on the old site of the John Woolman School, that Quaker school in the Sierras. They have a new site, but don't list these guidelines. I found them beautiful in their simplicity. One was "care for yourself and others". Does anyone here know them? Help!
posted by doublehelix to Religion & Philosophy (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
-Be honest: be who you really are.
-Care for yourself.
-Treat others as you want to be treated.
-Don't make work for others.
-Challenge yourself to grow.
-Make a positive difference in the world.
-If you have a complaint, suggest and work towards a solution.

Is that them?
posted by bricoleur at 1:30 PM on November 15, 2005 [2 favorites]

(from the Internet Archive)
posted by bricoleur at 1:32 PM on November 15, 2005

From the internet archive, Woolman's mission and philosophy page seems to have text close to what you seek.
posted by dhartung at 1:34 PM on November 15, 2005 [1 favorite]

If you like that sort of stuff, I highly recommend Quaker Book of Wisdom: Life Lessons in Simplicity, Service and Common Sense by Robert Lawrence Smith.
posted by Doohickie at 2:33 PM on November 15, 2005 [1 favorite]

bricoleur, those are them! Thank you so much!! And dhartung, thank you, too, for your reference. I hadn't thought of checking the internet archive. Doohickie, I'll check out the book you recommend, thanks. These Woolman guidelines are really wonderful and provide a good jumping off point in developing a personal existence/behavioral/philosophical code, at least for me.
posted by doublehelix at 9:29 PM on November 15, 2005

The book expands on the essence of it. It is, if I remember correctly, a grandfather's advice to his grandson as the grandson is going out into the world. Or something like that.
posted by Doohickie at 9:36 PM on November 15, 2005

Oddly enough, I am an alumni of JWS and have absolutely no recollection of these guidelines.
posted by whir at 2:42 AM on November 22, 2005

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