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Acquaviva 1 Miles Acquaviva Mrs. DePalma 11 ENG Honors 17 January 2018 Self Reliant People Ralph Waldo Emerson viewed the world in a different light than most people do. He saw people who are consistent and follow others as “the hobgoblin of little minds” and those who follow their own moral compass as “pure and wise”. Emerson believed in self reliance, the idea that people should live off of their own resources. Emerson said that those who are self reliant are great, and “to be great is to be misunderstood”. Vincent van Gogh is a perfect example of Emerson’s self reliant person. Perhaps the most famous artist of all time died penniless and alone in a mental institution. He lived his own way, alone in a house in the French countryside. People hated his art, and he only ever sold one painting. This didn’t stop him. He was considered the town drunk, and was eventually locked up
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