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Unformatted text preview: agents etc. When he runs, he runs by himself, but he is a product of teamwork. He is also a sterling example of being motivated by the hope to be the best in the world at what he does. A counterweight to Emerson's thesis. I understand the nonconformity aspect of this essay. I get rugged individualism and self reliance. It is all true to a point. However, it fails miserably like everything else because their can be no silver bullet in life. Obviously the language clues us in that this is a classic written in an age before internet linkages, decisions made in nanoseconds, prior to electronics in the age of a quill and paper. It is a noteworthy relic, we should all have read. Somewhere in our bosom it's words should surface and submerge as truth, but no longer is it possible to live by only self reliance in this age. We are all tied to technology that forces inter-dependence among countries and their citizens. The global economy being one example....
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