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n his Self-Reliance Ralph Waldo Emerson writes of 147the over-soul148 the belief that mankind is united through very similar beliefs through this 147over-soul148 Our instinctive actions in making moral choices are all part of this over-soul This over-soul exists universally among men and is the basis of deriving the basic laws of government The idea of the over-soul is evident in and greatly influences religion and faith It is seen in the inherent morals of all men therefore there is truth to the existence of the over-soul Emerson writes of the over-soul 147133that Unity that Over-soul within which every man146s particular being is contained and made one with all other that common heart of which all sincere conversation is the worship to which all right action is submission that overpowering reality which confutes our tricks and talents and constrains every one to pass for what he is and to speak from his character and not from his tongue and which evermore tends to pass into our thought and hand and become wisdom and virtue and power and beauty14852 With this Emerson says that the common instinct instilled in man lets him see the truth for himself This reality found from the shared over-soul is the purest form of truth All men have this ability to perceive the truth we are unified and united with a common knowledge of goodness Man146s instinctive actions in making moral choices are all part of the over-soul Man can perceive that which is ultimately good only if he looks past the set laws and dogmas of the majority It is true that all men have certain inherent morals These morals that uniquely define man are what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom This human characteristic to distinguish between what is morally right from wrong is evident in every individual and constitutes a unifying all embodying 147entity148 the over-soul Along with our natural instincts as animals we are
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