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    The tale of a man who dared to live in his parents backyard and eat dinner with them and then lived to write about it Compe

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    A naturalist a transcendentalist or an individualist Thoreau’s principles could be labelled with the previous statutory concepts and yet none of them would suffice to provide a full description of him He struck me as a man who didn’t want to be restricted by category; he chose experience and common sense as modus operandi to lead a deliberate lifestyle and to reach his own conclusions without meaning to inculcate th

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    Finding freedom from consumerism and opportunism in harmony with natureThe principle of living in harmony with nature has been a topic for a long time until civilization alienated people from their original homeland However especially this opens up the possibility for introspection and reflection with the help of the simple life before apparently essential things like consumption status and power lose their appealThoreau shows how a needles

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    This book alerted me to the fickleness of my own opinionsAt first it all seemed rather nice the majority of men live lives of uiet desperatio

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    Walden I take issue with a wealthy man living in a shack for a period and pretending that living one mile from town and having his mother do hi

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    I often credit this book with my philosophical awakening Thoreau presents a criticism of modern life technology economy and wasteful culture from the perspective of one who has simplified his life and experienced something much closer

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    Henry David Thoreau is best known as an American writer and transcendentalist who wanted first hand to experience intuitively and understand profoundly the rapport between man and nature In a sense Thoreau is Adam after the Fall living East of

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    How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book This month two hundred years ago Henry David Thoreau made his way into the world Thus it seemed like a good time to revisit his thorny classic whic

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    Walden is not for everyone This is why it is so accurately and justifiably cherished by its admirers and so ridiculously and criminally misunderstood by its detractors The critics of Walden levy ad hominem after ad hominem against Thoreau as if the utmost specifics of his experience detract from the purported

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    So as part of my reading challenge for this year mislabeled as being done in 2016 not 2017 I'm re reading books 'everyone' loves everyone being just a general consensus not literally everyone and which I hated didn't like was unmoved the first time I read it This March's book was Walden 1 I don't know when I first read this I think it was in

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SUMMARY à STATIONROADSURGERYWIGSTON.CO.UK ✓ Henry David Thoreau

Ce with civil liberty have inspired many to embrace his philosophy of individualism and love of nature Henry David Thoreau is best known as an American writer and transcendentalist who wanted first hand to experience intuitively and understand profoundly the rapport between man and nature In a sense Thoreau is Adam after the Fall living East of Eden as a bachelor in a humble cabin built beside Walden Pond by his own hands with tools borrowed from Concord neighbors and sustained by the fruits of a bean field sown in his garden and with resources granted to him by the wilderness He wants to transcend inauthentic everyday life in Concord and awaken his over soul to the beauty and harmony of life by living mindfully in every moment in the subtly beckoning arms of the woods ponds rivers seacoast and mountains of New England I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately to front only the essential facts of life and see if I could not learn what it had to teach and not when I came to die discover that I had not lived I did not wish to live what was not life living is so dear nor did I wish to practise resignation unless it was uite necessary I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life to live so sturdily and Spartan like as to put to rout all that was not life Thoreau writes in Walden in Where I Lived and What I Lived For This deliberate action to immerse himself in nature would pulsate with a circadian rhythm throughout his brief vibrant life as he canoed the Concord and Merrimack Rivers walked the beaches of Cape Cod and traveled in the wilds of Maine with Native American guides Thoreau studied at Harvard College between 1833 and 1837 Living in Hollis Hall he read rhetoric classics philosophy mathematics and science and became a member of the Hasty Pudding Club With his brother John they opened a grammar school in 1838 in Concord Academy but their school ended when John became fatally ill from tetanus in 1842 after cutting himself while shaving John died in Henry s arms In Concord he met Ralph Waldo Emerson who took a paternal interest in Thoreau and introduced him to local writers like Hawthorne Bronson Alcott Ellery Channing and his future literary representative Horace Greeley On April 30 1844 he and his friend Edward Hoar accidentally set a fire that consumed 300 acres of Walden Woods between Fair Haven Bay and Concord After fishing they built a fire in a tree stump near the pond to make chowder Amid brisk winds in near drought conditions the fire spread from the stump into dry grass When the fire reached the trees Henry ran through the woods ahead of the flames encountering an owner of the blazing woods Atop Fair Haven Hill he watched aghast as the old forest of pine birch alders oaks and maples spread through the drought stricken woods With Concord at risk the fire burned for a day until volunteers subdued it In March 1845 Ellery Channing told a restless Thoreau Go out build yourself a hut there begin the grand process of devouring yourself alive I see no other alternative no other hope for you Thus Thoreau embarked on a two year experiment in living simply on July 4 1845 when he moved to a modest cabin that he constructed on 14 acres of land owned by Emerson on the shores of Walden Pond As a prot g of Emerson Thoreau transformed into a supremely self reliant individual which is a core value of transcendentalism Transcendentalists hold that an ideal spiritual state transcends or overcomes the physical and empirical world around us and that one achieves insight through personal intuition Nature is the outward manifestation of one s over soul by expressing the radical correspondence of visible things and human thoughts as Emerson wrote in Nature in 1836 At Walden Thoreau seeks a deep dive into the over soul like a wood duck on a tranuil pond at dawn and he finds the engine of this crossing over into a transcendent understanding of life by his immersive communion with nature in all of its pure manifestations In solitude Thoreau distances himself from others not only by a few miles of geography to the pristine purity of the water of Walden Pond but also by a worldview intent upon surveying the botany of the Garden undistracted by the common uotidian pursuits of his Concord neighbors I love to be alone I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude he writes As he confronts his most basic need for shelter in the woods he writes Before winter I built a chimney He borrows an axe from a neighbor but returns it sharper than he received it In Higher Laws he poses the central existential uestion to his Concord neighbors to which Walden is his answer Why do you stay here and live this moiling life when a glorious existence is possible for you

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Henry David Thoreau's masterwork Walden is a collection of his reflections on life and society His sim The tale of a man who dared to live in his parents backyard and eat dinner with them and then lived to write about it Compelling

SUMMARY à STATIONROADSURGERYWIGSTON.CO.UK ✓ Henry David Thoreau

Ple but profound musings as well as Civil Disobedience his protest against the government's interferen Walden I take issue with a wealthy man living in a shack for a period and pretending that living one mile from town and having his mother do his laundry ualifies him to advise mankind to sell your clothes and keep your thoughtsAn experiment in simplicity getting close to nature I m all for it But when your experiment ends in a renewal of your previous lifestyle how can you advise others to make changes that would leave them in the position permanently