This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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Forget your good deeds

I have found that it is a good practice to try and forget your good deeds as soon as possible. Not because it is any crime to remember them, but mostly because I’ve never found that remembering them served any useful purpose, and on the contrary it tends to open the way to arrogance. Besides, if you hold onto these deeds, you will start to expect that they ought to have specific repercussions in this life. Either you will be rewarded in some way, or recognized, or the good you did for someone will have a visible influence on his life. This may happen, but probably not, but if it happens it will happen whether or not you remember the deed that caused it. So again, better to forget, and to let the good works remain only in the mind of God alone. This is, I suspect, what the Bible calls ‘storing up treasures in heaven.’

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