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1919 edition. Excerpt: ...resourcefulness, and aggressiveness
required of blonds. Their respiration, digestion, circulation, and
elimination are all slower and more moderate than in the blond.
Since size has not been necessary for their survival, they do not
incline to be so large as blonds; nor are they so active, so quick,
or in any way physically so positive. Brunettes require less food
and breathe less oxygen than blonds. Since all physical processes
of brunettes are slower, they expend their energy less rapidly, and
are therefore more enduring. They do not become ill so quickly, but
are more subject to chronic diseases. Because his environment has
not required it, and because of his negative physical nature, the
brunette is not so bold, not so aggressive, not so recklessly
indifferent to consequences as the blond. For these reasons, and
because his mode of life as well as his climate has tended to
sameness, the brunette is more conservative, more constant. In
keeping with all of these qualities, the brunette does not seek the
limelight, crowds, dominating position, and excitement, but prefers
a few friends, well beloved, a quiet home, the affection of his
family and pets, and an opportunity to enjoy the beauties of
nature. Because the brunette has not been compelled to give all of
his time and energy to a struggle for his life with harsh material
conditions, he has evolved a tendency to introspection, to the
development of philosophy, religion, mysteries, and other products
of metaphysical and spiritual activities. It is significant that
Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Mohammedanism--the four
principal religions of the world--have their origin and their most
devoted adherents among brunette peoples. ORIENT AND OCCIDENT The
difference between the Orient and...
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