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Walden by Henry David Thoreau
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Thoreau's observations are incredibly relevant today. He was an environmentalist, but not because he was so worried about the planet -- but rather because it made sense to him. We just don't need so much stuff. It's a waste of our time, energy and spirit. He went to the woods to prove this and to prove himself. What would Henry say to us now in this age of disposable cell phones and multiple mortgages hanging over our heads?

Walden is just good writing. It's insightful and witty. It's even quirky, but Thoreau hits the nail on the head so many times in his observations about nature, and more importantly, about man.

Thoreau is...
The scholarly forest ranger
The anarchist hoeing his beans
The whittling poet philosopher
The original hippie
The loner that could have been a statesman
The botanist abolitionist

I highly recommended this classic.

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