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"the summer and dry when it rained The great wisdom of his and dry when it rained The great wisdom of his was in how he ived it with "summer and dry when it rained The great wisdom of his Knit To Be Square Domino Designs To Knit And Felt life was in how heived it with and appreciation and respect for what was in his environment Is it a good idea to Dnya Grm live as a student no matter your age Yes and also to be a teacher of good ideas as Henry wasThoreau stayed at Walden Pond for two years wrote extensively in his journal theneft He could have stayed I suppose but solitude is not something which benefits forever I think he says as much though I m not sure He stayed Tape 20 Great Stages From The Modern Tour De France long enough toearn what he needed to then he moved on There is wisdom in that too Take what you need and Too Many Cooks A Passover Parable leave the rest Things are changing despite how it seems sometimes People are angry They re tired of being scared Maybe they won t go to the woods maybe that s not even an option any The woods now are a state of mind a world view Whatever happens Walden will be there as full of good ideas as it ever wasbecause a truly good idea will always be good no matter what the censors say Woefully overwritten to the point where most modern readers who might be moved by Thoreau s transcendentalism will be put off by the prose alone If that doesn t get them his elitist attitude probably will Thoreau took Ralph Waldo Emerson s ideals of choosing for yourself and added but you re an idiot if you don t choose mine Too many of his asides are condescending views of society or normal people evidencing that Thoreau was stuck on other people even if he claimed to be independent or above them Every few years Il fool myself into thinking this book isn t as bad as I remember but even B Is For Bethlehem last month when I helped a girl with her paper on it I was reminded that it truly is a dreadfulove affair between a writer and his own thoughts For a clearer shorter nearly crystallized version of Thoreau s thoughts in his own words and illustrated by some firmer anecdotes see his Civil Disobedience I will go against the grain of society here and say that this was not worth it There are a few gems of wisdom in here maybe the Cliffs Notes or a HEAVILY abridged version would be tolerable Here s what I didn t ike Thoreau went off to ive by himself when in actuality he was a mere 2 miles away from town and could hear the train whistle daily Not exactly out there roughing it He Regency Buck lived in a shack onand that a friend of his owned so he was basically a suatter Most of the food he ate he was given by townsfolk who were alternately intrigued by his way of Franz Marc Art Design living or felt sorry for him These are the same people he is judging for their way ofife yet he is dependent on them Also and this may be just because I already strive for a simplified Mera Bharat life hardly a one of his truisms felt fresh or inspiring to me It was a book full of self importance and judgement on society not a man I would want to have an afternoon chat with I understand that at the time his ideas were totally out there and revolutionary but he is too bombastic about the whole thing as if he himself had single handedly figured it all out I was seriously dissapointed and hope Emerson will be better Poetic prose or prosaic poetry Either way a beautiful work It has the social commentary of a husbandryesson and the spiritual depth of a prayer It s also apparently timeless Thoreau s ideas about simplicity and spiritual cleanliness are as relevant today as they were in the 1840s I cannot help but mention a college English professor s description of him he ived in a shack out on the outskirts of town he was a bum Still makes of him he ived in a shack out on the outskirts of town he was a bum Still makes If you find yourself having difficulty sleeping this book is a fantastic cure for insomnia Just writing a review about it makes me want to Stricken Basics Topp 6741 lie my head down and close my eyesThat being said I suppose Thoreau s pretentious self righteous douchebaggery was extremely revolutionary for the time it was written He went toive in a shack in the woods and decided that gave him the right to impart truisms about ife Some of them are almost interesting too except that Thoreau s prose is so overwritten and dull that you have to work really hard to dig out the gems underneat. 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SUMMARY Walden; or, Life in the WoodsOr The Guy Who Liked to Go Outside and Do Stuff If Thoreau were alive today I bet he d be one of those guys who won t shut up about how he doesn t e The never uite understood philosophy of a man who swam against the current of mainstream beliefs Sorry I borrowed these words from comments about another review a good friend not stealing though these are my own scribbles repeating the impressions here Henry David Thoreau a native of Concord Massachusetts a pencil maker the family business which financed his expensive Harvard I ve read Walden many times now since that first time in high school I will always ove this book and it reveals itself anew with each reading When I first encountered Thoreau in high school his words rang in my soul A Man Who Rides like a prophet s manifesto I ad The first half is written by Thoreau the accomplished philosopher and soars much above my humble powers of comprehension the second half is written by Thoreau the amateur naturalist and swims much below my capacity for interest After reading about the influence the book had on Gandhi I had attempted reading Walden many roughly four times before and each time had to give up before the tenth page due to the onrush of new ideas that enveloped me I put away the book each time withots of food for thought and always hoped to finish it one day Now after finally finishing the book while I was elated and elevated by the book I just wish that Thoreau had stuck to telling about the affairs of men and their degraded ways of iving and about his alternate views Maybe even a detailed account of his days and how it affected him would have been fine but when he decided to write whole chapters about how to do bean cultivation and how to measure the depth of a pond with rudimentary methods and theorizing about the reason for the unusual depth of walden and about the habits of wild hens sadly I ost interest I trudged through the Decadence 300 Years Of Japanese Fetish Art last chapters and managed to finish it out of a sense of obligation built up over years of awe about the book The concluding chapter to an extent rewarded me for my persistence and toil In this final chapter he comes back to the real purpose of the book to drill home a simple idea Iearned this at Angel Someone least by my experiment that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors toive the ife which he has imagined he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours He will put some things behind will pass an invisible boundary new universal and iberal The Homebrewer S Answer Book Answer Book Storey laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him or the oldaws will be expanded and interpreted in his favor in a An Imperfect Love Harlequin Romance No 3086 liberal sense and he willive with the Mandi S Biology Project College Gangbang Erotica license of a higher order of beingsThis I think was the core philosophy of the book if you pursue the ideal directionvision you have of how yourife should be and not how convention dictates it should be then you will find success and satisfaction on a scale unimaginable through those conventional routes or to those conventional mindsI will of course be re reading the book at some will of course be re reading the book at some and thankfully I will know which parts to skip without any remorse Reading Walden was kind of Emily S Heart like eating bran flakes You know it s good for you and to some degree you enjoy the wholesomeness of it but it s not always particularly exciting The parts of this book that Ioved the philosophy which always held my interest even though I sometimes didn t agree with Thoreau I really Cristi Cristian Chivu Van Reia Tot Amsterdam loved and the parts that I hated the ten pages where he waxes poetic about his bean fields for instance I really hated I also got the impression that Thoreau was the kind of guy I could never be friends with In Into the Wild which I read at the same time during intervals when Walden became too much to bear Jon Krakauer describes Thoreau as staid and prissy I agree and I d also add holier than thou At many points in the book his attitude seems to be If you re notiving your The Good Girl life exactlyike me then you re just stupid Which aggravated me because while I can see the merit of his way of ife I don t necessarily think one has to take it to the extremes he did to. Thoreau as Diogenes of the industurial centuryAlthough his writings would ater receive widespread acclaim Thoreau's ideas were not universally applauded by some of his contemporaries in Litterr Analyse En Innfring literary circles Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson judged Thoreau's endorsement ofiving alone and apart from modern society in natural simplicity to be a mark of unmanly effeminacy and womanish solitude while deeming him a self indulgent skulker Nathaniel Hawthorne was also critical of Thoreau writing that he repudiated all regular modes of getting a Dennison S Bogie Book Illus W Study Guide living and seems inclined toead a sort of Indian All One Wicca life among civilized men In a similar vei. Reap the same benefits That said there were parts of his philosophy that I want to try to carry out in my ownife and I know that this is a book that I Love S Embrace ll refer to again and again throughout myife But will I ever read the whole thing through again Doubtful When Henry Thoreau went to Walden Pond in 1845 I wonder what he really thought he was doing there I wonder if he had second thoughts about the whole idea although when he began it was July and July is a good month to be outdoors whatever the weather The man and what he did and how he ived and what
He Lived For Have AlwaysLived For Have Always for have always a source of inspiration to me and to many others Walden is much than one man s account of the years he spent in the woods communing with nature it is a statement of defiance Thoreau was educated at Harvard and spent some time as a teacher where he despaired of the idea of classroom earning He had a great respect for the Native Americans admiring their hardiness and skill He couldn t understand why people thought of them as inferior To him they were wise and strong and in tune with reality than the farmer with his insulated William Blake Apprentice And Master life Heoved wisdom and spoke of an enlightened society based on compassion and simplicity He did not align himself explicitly with any religious viewhe was a philosophical person Solitude was what he valued not just because he was a thinker but also because he believed it made you a better person a independent mind These ideas and the kind of existence they represent are important for me because I think that we re The Autobiography Of William Allen White losing something very crucialnot just in the physicaloss of the natural environment but also in the spiritual environment which is reliant upon it If it was obvious 150 years ago it is now the de facto reality and the uestion is what will it be The Autobiography Of William Allen White like 150 years from nowSowhat are we supposed to do about it You can see how huge the problem is global warming overpopulation poverty corporate hegemony Youook at it all and it floors you you can t see the edges of it because it s all around you everywhere It s just how things areit s what you re used to seeing And it s horrible but that s also accepted to a certain degreethe wrongness of it is tolerated because people feel powerless or bogged down or maybe they re just tired of tryingall valid points and very understandable ones I think Henry would ook at it as a conseuence of a compulsively complicated culture and once you ook at the massiveness of what we have done the sheer size of our footprint maybe you can see it too Going to the woods ain t gonna cut it But for the people who feel the way Henry felt who see what he saw in the deep waters of Walden Pond the option of inaction is no option at all The real power of his words is in the actions of those they inspirethe good people doing the hard work of trying to make this culture a What A Girl Wants less complicated one and maybe theyl succeed and maybe they won tthe value is in the attemptIt begins with an idea ideas are the seeds of change they are what our culture rests upon But ike a seed they will become nothing without the proper attention and care The best one s change the world the worst one s bring the world to it s kneeswhich is where we are now Is it a good idea to continue polluting the planet when we know that it will kill us in the end No but that continues planet when we know that it will kill us in the end No but that continues it a good idea to pamper the wealthy and tax the poor No but that continues People see these things and forget about Walden Pond because it seems small and ineffectual It says something about the spirit of a society when the best ideas are purposefully abandoned for shiny complicated bad one s But the people who benefit most from the bad ideas are the people who are effectively running the show And so they dress them up and give them interesting titles and wrap them in exciting packages and peddle them as good one s Henry built his home with the trees he took from the forest surrounding the pond at Walden He built it with tools he borrowed from his neighbors in good faith and used recycled materials for what he couldn t get from the woods It was a good house an. N poet John Greenleaf Whittier detested what he deemed to be the wicked and heathenish message of Walden decreeing that Thoreau wanted man to ower himself to the Ser Dia E Noite Ser level of a woodchuck and walk on fouregsThoreau responded to such criticisms in a paragraph of his work Walden by illustrating the irrelevance of their inuiries I should not obtrude my affairs so much on the notice of my readers if very particular inuiries had not been made by my townsmen concerning my mode of Waldek The Boy Who Defied The Nazis life which some would call impertinent though they do not appear to me at all impertinent but considering the circumstances very natural and pertinent Some have