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Living Life Let us consider the way in which we spend our lives Thoreau writes in Walden He spent his creative life challenging the ordinary thinking of his day and of ours He urged his readers live life full with less concern for spending money than concern for spending life Thoreau also notes that is not worth the while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar rather having a change in mind and life style could suit you a respectable change He sends many strong and though-provoking messages in which we should change our lifestyle including Rather than love than money than fame give me truth which echoes the American Revolutionary slogan Give me liberty or give me death In these intense and intimate addresses to us that emerge in his conclusion replacing the circuitous thoughts of his first chapter we sense the urgency of Thoreaus final message This work is meant to mobilize us to start working us to live our lives differently Thoreau starts off by explaining how to the sick the doctors wisely recommend a change of air and scenery He then mocks this view saying that the universe is wider then our views of it He however argues that a change in soul rather than a change in landscape is needed He says that we are too confined to our stone walls piled on our farms and that we need to explore the world with our mind and live life differently Direct your eye sight inward and youll find a thousand regions in your mind yet undiscovered Travel them and be expert in home-cosmography He wants us to start living life rather then trying to impress our neighbors or friends Thoreau remarks that his reasons for leaving Walden Pond were as good as his reasons for going He has other lives to live and has changes to experience He says that anyone confidently attempting to live
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