Ed's Sweet Sixteen
To those more than fifteen thousand people who have seen
Ed's Place, I told about Ed's Sweet Sixteen. Now, I will tell you why I
did not get the girl.
In Ed's Place, there was a lasting fame for a
girl's name but it would have taken money to put the fame upon her. The
trouble was that I did not have the money and didn't make enough. That
was the reason I could not look for a girl.
Now, I am going to tell you what I mean when I say "Ed's
Sweet Sixteen". I don't mean a sixteen year old girl, I mean a brand new
one. If it had meant a sixteen year old girl, it would have meant at
the same time, that I made money for the sweet sixteen while she was
making love with a fresh boy.
I will furnish all the love making to my girl. She will
never have to seek any from anybody else, for I believe that
not a boy or man in this world good enough to be around my girl and I
believe that the other men also ought to have enough self-respect so
that they would think that I am not good enough to be around theirs.
Anything that we do leaves its effect, but it leaves more
effect upon a girl than it does upon a boy or a man, because the girl's
body, mind and all her constitution is more tender and so it leaves
more impressions -- and why should one want to be around any-body's else
A girl is to a fellow the best thing in this world, but to have the best one second hand, it is humiliating.
All girls below sixteen should be brand new. If a girl
below sixteen cannot be called brand new any more, it is not the girl's
fault; the mamma is to blame! It is the mamma's duty to supervise the
girl to keep those fresh boys away.
In case the girl's mamma thinks that there is a boy somewherewho needs exper-
then she, herself, could pose as an experimental station for that fresh
boy to practice on and so save the girl. Nothing can hurt her any more.
She has already gone through all the experience that can be gone
through and so in her case, it would be all
But all the blame does not rest on the mamma alone.
The schools and the churches are cheapening the girls! They are
arranging picnics --- are coupling up the girls with the fresh boys ---
and then they send them out to the woods, parks, beaches and other
places so that they can practice in first degree love making.
Now, I will tell you what the first de-gree love making
is. The first degree love making is when the fresh boy begins to soil
the girl by patting, rubbing and squeezing her. They start it in that
way but soon it begins to get dull and there is no kick in it, so they
have to start in on the second de-gree and keep on and then by and by,
right man comes along and when he touches the girl, then he touches her
like dead flesh. There is no more response in it because all the
response has been worked out with those fresh boys. Why should it
be that way?
Everything we do should be for some good purpose but as
everybody knows there is nothing good that can come to a girl from a
fresh boy. When a girl is sixteen or sev-enteen years old, she is as
good as she ever will be, but when a boy is sixteen years old, he is
then fresher than in all his stages of development. He is then not big
enough to work but he is too big to be kept in a nursery and then to
allow such a fresh thing to soil a girl --- it could not work on my
girl. Now I will tell you about soiling. Anything that is done, if it is
with the right party it is all right, but when it is with the wrong
party, it is soiling, and concerning those fresh boys with the girls, it
is wrong every time.
Now, how can you find out if I am right? Pick out
any girl you want but do it before she has
anything to do wi th any-body---as soon as she begins to couple her-self
with somebody. You watch her every day and some day you will see the
girl coming home with a red face. One's face is a window for other
people to look in on and when it turns red it shows that there was
something done that her moral conscience told her should not have been
It is shocking to imagine that someone else produced that
red face to my girl. In such a case she could not be one hundred per
cent sweet. As soon as a girl acquires experience the sweetness begins
to leave her right away. The first experience in everything is the most
impressive. It should be reserved for the permanent partner---the less
of the new experience is left, the cheaper the affair will
That is the reason why I want a girl the way Mother nature puts her ou. This
before anybody has had any chance to be around her and before she
begins to misrepresent herself. I want to pick out the girl while she is
guided by the instinct alone.
When I started out in doing things that would make it
possible for me to get a girl, I set a rule in my behavior to follow:
The sweet sixteen had to be a beginner and a likeable
girl and with a mild disposition; I had to be deserving of her.
Everybody's sweet sixteen should be so high in one's estimation that no
temptation could induce one to act behind her back. I always have wanted
a girl but I never had one.
reason why is that I knew it would produce several conditions and leave
their effects, but I did not want any effects from past experience left
on me and my sweet sixteen.
A girl will economize, go hungry and endure other hardships before she will put on another girl's dress to wear. I will put
sacks on before I will wear another man's clothes, and this is only a
step from having another fellow's girl or another girl's fellow.
Having such a case the present possessor would have to
clean up the past performer's effects. Now you see, to clean up the
other person's leavings, it is humiliating, so it would be a cheap and
undesirable affair. I want one hundred per cent good or none. That is
why I was so successful in resisting the natural urge for love making.
Now about sweet and how sweet, a girl can be one hundred
per cent sweet to one only and no more. To illustrate, suppose we are
two men and a girl together somewhere and some one else would ask if she
is sweet and we both would say she is sweet. But let her act very
friendly with the other fellow and then if someone should ask if she is
sweet, I would say that she is not. Now you see her friendly action with
the other fellow produced a change in me and it would
produce a change in any other normal man.
We always strive for perfection. We are only one-half of a
perfect whole, man is the bigger and stronger half and the woman is the
other. To be perfect there must be two, but where there is two there is
no room for more, so the third party is left to go somewhere else with
A normal male is always ready to strive for perfection,
the female is not. It is not only with human beings, it is the same with
every living thing. If you watch a flock of chickens, where there is a
rooster, and if you add another rooster, you will see them fight to
death. One will have to go or be killed and this is the same thing with
the other living things.
Lower forms of life are guided by instincts alone so the
present only comes into consideration. As soon as the other male is
chased away, the female is as good as she ever was, but with us it is
different. We are guided more by reason and thought than
instinct and so the present, past and future come into consideration.
Now, if it is not good today, it was not good yesterday and it won't be
good tomorrow. That is why an experienced girl cannot be one hundred per
According to my observation the girls are wrong in
looking for their permanent partners. They are too quick. By being too
quick, they only get those fellows with quick emotions. All quick
emotions are irresponsible and short lasting.
There are two kinds of love - sensual and sentimental.
Sensual love has the present and little future only. The sentimental
love has the present, past and future, so it is more desirable. It will
be slower but it will last longer. Now, girls, when any fellow jumps
quickly at you, you had better keep away from him. He has no
consideration that the action would do any good to you. You are the
weakest side, so you
have the better deal and if you don't get the better deal, there is a
little brute in him and it may come very hard to train it out of him.
The fellow who makes an advance toward you, and if he won't state what
the eventual purpose will be, he is not a gentleman. All men should know
that the girl's primary purpose is to find a permanent partner while
they are young. Those fellows who fail to see this are not desirable to
Girls below sixteen should not be allowed to associate
with the boys, they are practicing in love making, such a thing should
be discouraged. Love making should be reserved for their permanent
partners. With every love making affair, their hearts get bruised and by
the time they grow up, their hearts are so badly bruised that they are
no more good.
Boys and girls start out as friends and finish as
disappointed lovers, now let me tell you. Male and female are never
will not want anything from a friend, but a boy or a girl, one or the
other, sooner or later, will ask for a little kiss, so they are not
friends, they are lovers.
Let's see what happens when they are selecting their
partners while they are young. They select their partners on account of
good looks. The liking for the good looks remain but the good looks
change and they change so much in ten years that you would not recognize
them if you had not seen them now and then - and the boy gets the best
deal almost every time. By that time they are grown up. The girls will
be faded so much that the fellow would not want her any more so then,
any girl who associates with a fellow only five years older is headed
for a bad disappointment. This all could be avoided with the right kind
of an education.
Now, a few words about education. You know we receive an
education in the schools from books. All those books that
became educated from twenty-five years ago, are wrong now, and those
that are good now, will be wrong again twenty-five years from now. So if
they are wrong then, they are also wrong now, and the one who is
educated from the wrong books is not educated, he is misled. All books
that are written are wrong, the one who is not educated cannot write a
book and the one who is educated, is not really educated but he is
misled and the one who is misled cannot write a book which is correct.
misleading began when our far distant ancestors began to teach their
descendants. You know they knew nothing but they passed their knowledge
of nothing to the coming generations and it went so innocently that
nobody noticed it. That is why we are not educated.
Now I will tell you what education is according to my
reasoning. An educated person is one whose senses are refined. We
are born as brutes, we remain and die as the
if we do not become polished. Some are too coarse to take it. The main
base of education is one's "self-respect". Any one lacking self-respect
cannot be educated. The main bases of self-respect is the willingness to
learn, to do only the things that are good and right, to believe only
in the things that can be proved, to possess appreciation and self
Now, if you lack willingness to learn, you will remain as
a brute and if you do things that are not good and right, you will be a
low person, and if you believe in things that cannot be proved, any
feeble minded person can lead you, and if you lack appreciation, it
takes away the incentive for good doing and if you lack self control you
will never know the limit.
So all those lacking these characteristics in their makeup are not educated.
The foundation of our physical and mental behaviour is
laid while we are in infancy, so the responsibility of our shortcomings
rest upon our mothers and fathers, but mainly upon our mothers.
Today, I myself would be better than I am if my mother
and father had known how to raise me and the same is true for almost
At the first contraction in any part of your body, you
will never notice any mark, but keep it up and some day you will see a
crease, and it will be permanent. We all want to look and act the best
that we know how, but we cannot learn from ourselves so we have to learn
In my thirty years of studying conditions and their
effects I have come to the conclusion that I can tell pointers to the
people that would be a good help to them. That is why I wrote this
To accomplish good results, the mothers will have to keep
good watch on their darlings until they acquire the natural ambition to
shine, and the girls should be more carefully watched than the boys,
because the girl's looks are her best asset and should be cultivated.
Don't raise the girls too big by over feeding them and too curved by neglect.
who want to shine will always have to restrain themselves, because if
they don't, their actions won't be graceful. Even when one's looks are
good, if he abandons restraint, the performance won't be good. It is
more likely that the person himself won't notice but others will.
The first thing I notice about other people is, if there
is something wrong and if it could be improved and the same must be true
about other people noticing my defects and neglects. To correct those
neglects, somebody will have to point them out, but to do it directly
will not do, because
they would think you are mean. That is why I want to point out the defects and neglects in this book.
The most striking neglect that comes to my attention is
when one is smiling. A smile is always pleasing if it is regulated but
without restraint, it is not. When smiling, the teeth only should be
shown. As soon as you show the gums, it spoils the good effect. When
showing the gums you are doing triple harm. First, the gums never look
good; second, you are making too big creases in the side of your mouth
and third, your lips come too wide apart. Especially should a girl be
careful not to show too abnormally big mouth. Girls should do nothing
that would impair their best looks. I have seen moving picture stars,
public singers and others with their mouths open so wide that you would
think the person lacks refinement, but if they knew how bad it looks
they would train it out. No doubt they have practiced before
looking glass, but a looking glass does not show such an enormous
opening, because while they are looking at the looking glass they are
under restraint and so they really don't know how it looks while they
are not watching themselves. In a looking glass you will never notice
all your neglects and defects. They have to be pointed out by somebody
It is painful to hear other people pointing out our
neglects and defects so do not entrust your friends to do it. Your
friends may not always be your friends. The best way is to leave that to
your own family. Your mother and father will do nothing to embarrass
you. Your mother will do it better and it should be started while one is
still a baby.
The first thing the mothers should do is to watch the
baby's mouth so it is not hanging open. The mouth, by hanging open,
stretches the upper lip and when kept open while growing, then when
the lips will not fit together any more.
Mothers should keep close watch on their children's
behaviour. As soon as they notice some action and contraction that is
not graceful, they should correct it immediately, because their actions
leave their effects. To small children, it doesn't matter how ugly they
look, but when they are grown up, the good looks will be the best thing,
and one with a disfigured face cannot be satisfied with oneself. The
foundation for one's best looks will have to be laid while one is small.
A graceful smile is pleasing but if it is not perfect,
its pleasing effect is marred. To obtain better results, don't make the
smile too big by opening the mouth too wide, drawing the lips over the
gums, or drawing one side of the lip more than the other, or drawing
both lips to one side and have them twisted.
Children should not be encouraged to smile too much, smiling in due time will
creases in the sides of their mouths. It would be better to save the
smiles till they are grown up. Children while they are growing should be
watched, closely. They are stretching their mouths with their fingers
and are jamming too big objects in their mouths and making ugly faces.
All these actions should be forbidden for their future's sake.
Eyes should be trained to look in the middle between both
lids, never through the forehead. If this is done, it will produce
creases in the forehead. When the lids of one eye are more narrow than
the other it should be trained out and equalized.
In case one leg is shorter and one shoulder lower, they
can be disguised so that other people would not notice it. In walking
the toes should be carried a little out, by carrying the toes out one
can walk better. Shorter steps would make the walking more graceful and
those who stoop over, higher
heels would help to keep the body more erect.
Girls should take smaller steps than boys. By taking
smaller steps the body would not jump as much up and down or swing from
side to side.
Mothers should study the other people's children and then
pick out the best model from which to train their own child.
Everybody should be trained not to go out anywhere before
somebody else has examined them to see if everything is all right. It
would save many people from unexpected embarrassment.
Before I say anything about the government, let's
establish a base for reasoning. All our ideas should produce good and
lasting results and then anything that is good now would have been good
in the past and it will be good in the future and it will be good under
any circumstances, so any idea that does not cover all this broad base
is no good.
To be right, one's thought will have to be based on
natural facts, for really, Mother Nature only can what is right and what
is wrong and the way that things should be.
definition of right is that right is anything in nature that exists
without artificial modification and all the others are wrong.
Now suppose you would say it is wrong. In that case, I
would say you are wrong yourself because you came into this world
through natural circumstances that you had nothing to do with and so
long as such
thing exists as yourself, I am right and you are wrong. Only those are
right whose thoughts are based on natural facts and inclinations.
It is natural tendency for all living things to take it
easy. You watch any living thing you want to, and you will see that as
soon as they fill up, they will lie down and take it easy.
The physical comfort, the ease, that is the only thing in
this world that satisfies. It cannot be overdone and it is the real
base of all our actions. We all cannot take things easy because there is
too much competition from other people only those who possess good
management will succeed by exploiting domestic animals, machinery, other
people and natural resources.
Everything will have to be produced that is consumed and
to those who have to produce the things themselves, they are consuming
the easy days are not coming to them.
It has been told to you that the government is for the
purpose of protecting "life" and property, but it really is to protect
"property" and life. Nobody wants your life but everybody wants your
In International dealings, when an army conquers the
land, they don't want the people, they want the physical property and so
do the thieves and the bandits. They want your money and property and
if you will submit peacefully, they won't harm you.
Now you see, nobody wants you, they want your property so
really the property is the one that needs the protection and not you.
You are the protector yourself.
Government to be lasting will have to be just. This means
it will have to protect all the property alike and all the property
will have to pay equal taxes, which means big property, big taxes, and
small property, small taxes. Government cannot exist without taxes so
only those who pay taxes
should vote and vote according to the taxes they pay.
It is not sound to allow the weaklings to vote. Any one
who is too weak to make his own living is not strong enough to vote,
because their weak influence weakens the state and a degenerated state
cannot exist very long, but every state should be sound and lasting.
By voting, the voters dictate the state's destiny for
times to come and then to allow such a weak influence to guide the
state, it is not wise and so you see one should vote according to how he
is carrying the State's burden.
Another unwise thing about equal voting is that it gives
the loafers and weaklings the power to take the property away from
producers and stronger people, and then another unjust thing about equal
voting is that it gives the loafers and weaklings the power to demand
an easy life from the producers and leaders.
Self respecting producers will not stand such an
injustice for long. It is not the producers' fault when one is too weak
to make his own living. The producer's life is just as sweet as the
weaklings and loafers life is to them. All people are independent so you
see everybody will have to take care of themselves and if they cannot,
they should perish and the sooner they perish the better it will be.
To be lasting, the government should be built in the same
way as the Supreme power of the land "the army." Governments have been
rising and falling but the army always remains. You know there is no
equality in army and so there can be no equality in the state if you are
not equal producer you cannot be an equal consumer.
Fifty per cent of the people don't want to lead, they
want to follow. They want somebody else to furnish the money for their
living expenses and as long as such a condition exists, they are not
equal with their
leaders. That is the reason why everybody should be put in the right place according to their physical and mental ability.
There is only one way to share the National income. It is
by sharing the production and if you are not producing equally you
cannot share equally. Nobody is producing anything for the others. They
are producing only for themselves.
People are individuals. For instance, if you want an
excitement you have to test the thrill yourself, or if you have a pain
you will have to bear it yourself, or if you want to eat you will have
to eat for yourself. Nobody can eat for you and so it is that if you
want the things to eat you will have to produce them yourself and if you
are too weak, too lazy, lack machinery and good management to produce
them, you should perish and that is all there is to it.