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Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Feb 06, 2011

really liked it
Read in January, 2011

learning about Emerson, I see him as someone who favorites individual progress. From the play Waldon, Emerson had showed his care for nature. In this essay, he said the one should not believe in concepts of tradition, that one should roam freely according to their will and never stay in one place. I see this to be a very good way to raise some self-esteem. After all, Emerson said "what is true for you is true for all men." He basically stated that one should never stand down when another purpose a different ideology, and during that moment one should be more confident in one's own thought. Overall I do like this essay. I see it as a encouragement to be more independent, because I myself will always be here, whereas for other they may be else where.
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message 1: by Lanier (new)

Lanier A bit sloppy. Please proof read. Still, excellent insights! I love your interpretation of that one quote! Over all, well done!


message 2: by KT (new) - rated it 5 stars

KT Walden is a play? By Emerson? I'm confused. I know of Walden, by H D Thoreau, but not a play by Emerson. What is your source?


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