He means that if the venture needs you to be anyone else but yourself, it will lead to no good. This reveals to me that Thoreau believes strongly in the individual, being yourself, and seeking your own path. This quote is also applicable to modern life because many ventures nowadays require you to conform for some purpose. The second aphorism I remembered is “Our life is frittered away by detail...Simplicity, simplicity.” Thoreau means that our focus and attention to detail now in society and culture do nothing but to waste our lives away needlessly. He believes simplicity is the better choice.
People need connections with others, but these connections are not always what brings them to their absolute highest level of happiness. Chris proceeded to record his personal thoughts in his journal, further proving to the reader the point that personal connections are not essential to happiness. “I now walk out and live amongst the wild. Take care, it was great knowing you.” (69), Chris wrote on a card sent to two generous people, Jan and Bob Burres. How briefly this sentence was written and how easily the “good-bye” was said to the couple that took him in and gave him supplies, Chris had displayed that his desire to be on his own was greater than his desire for theirs or anyone’s, friendship.
In the article, Mr. Lopper says hope and optimism are slightly different. Optimism perspective focuses on the positive in life. On the other hand, hope focuses on specific things in life. Mr. Lopper states that they are co-related with happiness. Mr. Lopper also states that famous motivational writer by the name of Dale Carnegie, identified that “most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” I like those words, listening to it motivates me.
In the second stanza Ros Barber shows what life should be like. She is showing that simple life is much better by using soft words like “immense”, “wordless” and “hush”. All these represent the importance of living and the power of simple life. Barber is trying to show the reader that everyone has made a “mark like birdtracks in the sand” however this mark is unimportant so it can be easily washed off. Instead, we need to “make the air” in our lungs our “livelihood” which implies that we need to do something that matters to us, not anyone else, and it needs to be something that we will be truly proud of.
In “An Essay on Man” Pope delineates the importance of living according to God’s plan, or the Great Chain of Being. Like K’ung Shang-Jen he emphasizes man’s transient life on earth and confirms that humans are unable to judge their outcomes simply because they know that they have lived virtuously. Both authors suggest that human’s should live their lives knowing that their circumstances are unpredictable; even so, it is necessary for humans to appreciate what they have been given rather than long for what they think they should have. K’ung Shang-Jen correlates Hou and the Fragrant Princess’s inability to judge the fate of their relationship with the varying phases of the peach blossom fan. K’ung Shang-Jen introduces the simple, yet thought provoking, fan as a symbol of how the hero and heroine should live their lives.
He found this to be a necessity, order for him to speak universal truths and express his own genius and be believable to others. Emerson felt that nothing in this world can bring one peace but one’s self and that only the triumph of principles can bring one peace. These last two lines from “Self Reliance” essay represent Emerson’s individualistic concepts (Ralph 4). Emerson values the equal individual that is in touch with their universal genius. Fredrick Douglass is evidence of discovering his own brilliance and universal truths.
Many of the romantic poets withdrew from society in this same way to explore nature, believing that truth could only be found when the being becomes one with the rest of creation. McCandless believed that by embracing raw nature, depending on nothing other than what the earth provides, he would find truth and absolute freedom. Like the romantics he relies on his gut feeling and following his heart with nature as his only guide. He chooses a life with no constraints and although he turns his
S I m p l I c I t y SIMPLICTY, what is simplicity, well according to Thoreau, it living life simple and become to have the belief of Transcendentalism. Well unfortunately for Thoreau his ideas wouldn’t quite fine in today’s society. We need the thing we have in to the world today such as fluoride in the water, computers, medicine, and also telephones. The most important thing that we need is love and attention from family and friends. Thoreau made a very selfish decision while thinking of himself and not thinking of others.
This is my explanation or analysis of Ascher’s thesis taken from “Understanding ‘The Box Man’” without any attribution or sourcing.] The Box Man‘s acceptance of his loneliness and reliance on the solace that comes from looking within and outward through the imagination shows a way of dealing with this estrangement. This “life of the mind” can be achieved by living a simple and creative life. She urges us to simplify our lives and leave “pasture enough for imagination” and also to be free from clutter. [This is one of the best summaries of what the essay is actually about any student ever wrote.]
Is Euthanasia Moral? "The greatest gift from God is life is life itself",from this short phrase we can plainly see the vitality of life.Life,that has been given to us to explore the beauty of all the creations that He has made and an opportunity to fathom the purpose of our existence in this manly world...But despite of that fact,why do some people still believe that killing for a good purpose is ethical?Is its purpose ends when we are amidst the most despairing moments of our life? Euthanasia comes from the Greek words Eu and Thanatus which means "Easy Death".For many physicians,it is considered as a good medical practice because it provides comfort and relief while the patient awaits death.Some people think euthanasia is ethical because it gives the patient a death with decency and dignity.On the other hand,there are also people who believe that euthanasia is immoral because from the bible itself that states God gave us life so he is the only one who has the authority to take it away from us.And even though the patient requested to have it because he/she doesn't want respirators or other sorts of machines be the reason of his/her survival,it is considered to be suicide.Christians consider euthanasia a murder because for them,it deprives the chance or opportunity to see the beauty of this world and to see kinds of things that will make us complete from the patient.In United States,taking active measures to end someone's life is a serious crime,punishable by life imprisonment while in Uruguay it is not a crime because they are in favor with it. Making decisions in life especially for the sake of our loved ones is really hard,but in the end we should always put into our minds that euthanasia is still immoral and a murder because it not only defies the 7th commandment of God which is "Thou shall not kill" but also we are putting the