Resident Historical Figure: Abraham Lincoln

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As you know, we have historical figures that pop in from time to time to dole out advice to our kids.  Today's historical figure is Abraham Lincoln.  We have a few letters that were pulled from recent Q&A sections of women's magazines.  Let's bring Abe out here and see if he can't enlighten us all.

(Man dressed as Lincoln enters the stage.)

#1


(from Jan 7, 2010 issue of Cosmopolitan)
Teresa, 18:
“I think my boyfriend might be cheating on me. How can I be sure?”

 




Lincoln's Response:

“When I was a young man - well before I wrote the emancipation proclamation - a contemporary once told me that patience and trust are the toughest of virtues to maintain, especially in matters of the heart. I would ask you to trust your instincts, but temper them with a broader world perspective, as I tried to do with the civil war.”

 

# 2.
 

 
(from Dec 30 issue of Glamour)
Margot, 20
: “I hooked up with two guys in one night. Am I a slut?”





 

Lincoln's Response:

“Yes.”