w to acquire this mastery is our problem. How to take the first step toward acquiring that command is the subject of this first study.
Is there a student reader of these pages who has not already faced a situation requiring for its mastery such command? Listen to Mr. James again:
"All life, therefore, comes back to the question of our speech, the medium through which we communicate with each other; for all life comes back to the question of our relations with each other. These relations are possible, are registered, are verily constituted by our speech, and are successful in proportion as our speech is worthy of its human and social function; is developed, delicate, flexible, rich--an adequate accomplished fact. The more we live by it, the more it promotes and enhances life. Its quality, its authenticity, its security, are hence supremely important for the general multifold opportunity, for the dignity and integrity, of our existence."
Is there one among you whose relations with others wo