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S E L F - R E L I A N C E E S S A Y A political victory a rise of rents the recovery of your sick or the return of your absent friend or some other favorable event raises your spirits and you think good days are preparing for you Do not believe it Nothing can bring you peace but yourself Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles In these concluding lines of Ralph Waldo Emersons essay he once again pounds his beliefs in nonconformatism across to the reader The examples of Jay Gatspy in The Great Gatspy and George Babbitt in Babbitt support Emersons strong convictions Jay Gatspy lived a financially comfortable life but spent all of his time living not for himself but living for his long love for Dazy a married woman And George Babbitt was even more ignorant Conformatism was this mans middle name The only thing this poor man ever thought about was impressing his so-called high class friends This type of attitude brought both of these men sorrow and even killed one of them There is no doubt that Emerson had some great thoughts in his essay but in my opinion his strong belief in nonconformatism is wrong as is confromatism itself Instead of taking an extreme right wing or left wing stand I think a compromise should be made between the two In analyzing a character such as George Babbitt it is very simple to support Emersons extreme claims of pro-individualism Like many people that lived in the early 20th century Babbitt seemed to define what we call mediocrity He was a man that lived his life in fear of being an outcast of society and only had ambitions of raising his social status no matter what the cost He was a man who wanted craved and needed a daily routine and was filled with uneasiness if
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