Here's some great advice for all of you navel-examiners out there, courtesy of George M. Cohan.
The writer of "Yankee Doodle Boy" really was born on the Fourth of July. (According to his parents and himself, that is -- and his dad was known as a "pillar of rectitude," according to Cohan's biographer. Cohan's birth certificate registered a July 3rd date -- probably a clerical error, according to said biographer.) If you're curious for more about this talented, bossy, generous man, look for George M. Cohan: the Man Who Owned Broadway by John McCabe.
Anyhow, here it is, from Cohan's play The Return of the Vagabond:
I'm the best pal that I ever had,
I like to be with me;
I like to sit and tell myself
I often sit and ask me
If I shouldn't or if I should
And I find that my advice to me
Is always pretty good.
I never got acquainted with
Myself til here of late;
And I find myself a bully chum,
I treat me simply great.
I talk with me and walk with me
And show me right and wrong;
I never knew how well myself
And I could get along.
Just get together with yourself
And trust yourself with you;
And you'll be surprised how well yourself
Will like you if you do.
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