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Henry David Thoreau decided at a relatively young age to use his life as an experiment in self-education His optimistic views on life and his goal-oriented lifestyle is reflected in his writing In Where I Lived and What I Lived For Thoreau writes about his appreciation for his tattered little abode which was only a defense against the outer environmental elements Though the wind blows through the house he hears it as though it were a song from the gods on Olympus He recognizes his misfortunes and is content with the way things are In a lot of ways Thoreau reminds me of how I wish I could be and how Ralph Waldo Emerson encourages the entire human race to be Thoreau focused his life around only the essential things and lived as though life was a reflection of an inner spiritual reality Thoreau lived the way he did in search of what it truly is that men live for Simplicity was his only necessity It is my understanding that throughout American history our authors and poets were typically philosophers who spent their lives in attempts to better the lives of others by conquering that which affects us negatively Thoreau was such a man We do not ride on the railroad it rides upon us It is in this statement that Thoreau portrays that people as a society make decisions and we can either decide to sit and ponder the day away in attempts to make our lives better or work away our lives But if we do not get out leepers and forge rails and devote days and nights to work but go tinkering upon our lives to
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