Self Reliance Essay

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After reading the essay by Emerson “Self Reliance” one of the passages interested me is the one where he talked about a person’s education and how you should not be jealous or try to copy what someone else has done with their live in the same exact why they did it. It is ok to admire somebody for wanting to better themselves and further their education and for you to want the same goals for yourself, but you should pursue your goals by doing things your own way and when you this you will feel the satisfaction of it all because you did it on your own will your own ideas. This relates to my own life because I have always wanted to do something in the medical field and also in law enforcement and it seemed like everybody I talked to was in the field one way or other. So I decided to go back to school to become a Medical Assist and when I did I received my Associate Applied Science Degree and now I am going further with my education and I am currently working on getting my Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice so that I may pursue a career as a probation officer or something else in law enforcement. Other reason way I was inspired by this passage is how Emerson used imagery in this passage when he was talking about how “no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till”. It is has if you could really picture a farmer harvesting his crop and tilling the soil so he can have a fresh new start to grow his corn and for him to feel the satisfaction that his hard work paid off once his crop is ready to be harvest. That is the kind of satisfaction I felt when I graduated from college with my Associates Applied Science Degree is that all my hard work paid off and that all the people I talk to that is in the medical field or law enforcement are the ones that helped me to pursue my education in these

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