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Do you go through daily tasks mindlessly do you feel like you serve a purpose living on this planet do you let things control your life In the short story Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson he explains the effects of todays society This story this story shows a lot more than that this story shows how the thought of imitation is stupid and worthless the thought of nonconformity being wrong and immoral and the thought of greatness being not too far out of reach The first message Emerson showed was wanting to be someone youre not is essentially harming yourself By this he means how you must take who you are no matter what this way you can find your true self Emerson shows this thought by sayingenvy is ignorance that imitation is suicide that he must take for better for worse as his portion He states this to raise a new moral live life by your own standards and not the standards of society All of this increases the idea of being you Going hand and hand with the idea of being yourself in the thought of society on being different Throughout all of history society shows great concern and anger about new ideas thoughts and beliefs This is no new thought that just came to Emerson considering that he said For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure He also says Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind By this he means that nothing can be thought of without any concern or chaos and spoken aloud you can only keep them in your head But in a way this should not stop us from speaking our mindsLastly Emerson thought that everyone should have the right to speak their minds without any harm or repercussions He also states how all of the average Joes out there look up to all the great people over time and dont even
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