Lessons From the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire (Part 4)We have explored the causes for the rise of
In addition to obedience and a strong spiritual foundation through their belief in the gods, which we have discussed earlier, the Romans valued strength of the family and education. They recognized this as a core part of any civilized society and knew that it would be the backbone of their future. Certainly they weren't the first to recognize this, nor were they the last.
More recently, Stephen R. Covey touched on the importance of both family and education in his landmark book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The third habit, "Put First Things First," stresses the importance of focusing priorities and being sure to make room for the important--but not urgent--things. This includes balancing all of the key roles in your life, including family, work, public service, etc. The seventh habit, "Sharpen the Saw," refers to the importance of maintaining the physical,
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