An Alternative “Mother Goose” version of the Serenity Prayer


Friday night thoughts.

We put the following quote into our forthcoming book on Suicide Assessment and Treatment.

The quote is from 20th century Philosopher W. W. Bartley. Bartley took a break from writing about philosophical rationalism, to put the message of Neibuhr’s Serenity Prayer into a Mother Goose nursery rhyme format.

“For every ailment under the sun

There is a remedy, or there is none;

If there be one, try to find it;

If there be none, never mind it.”

Good advice.

I wish everyone peace and serenity for the weekend and beyond.

4 thoughts on “An Alternative “Mother Goose” version of the Serenity Prayer”

  1. peace coming your way John…

    On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 6:50 PM John Sommers-Flanagan wrote:

    > johnsommersflanagan posted: ” Friday night thoughts. We put the following > quote into our forthcoming book on Suicide Assessment and Treatment. The > quote is from 20th century Philosopher W. W. Bartley. Bartley took a break > from writing about philosophical rationalism, to ” >

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