Questions Emerson Self Reliance

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16. Man does not live in the present, they worry too much about the future, or they are trying to find the hidden 17. Secrets of the past. We will never know exactly what happened in the past, and no one can predict the future. But in our search for a deeper meaning s from things that are not the present, give us nothing satisfying, and wishing our future away will never let us reach our potential. The rose that Emerson uses is a good example. The rose has its necessary stages from bud, bloom to no more. Nature is satisfied, the flower has served its purpose in nature. People try to look more mature, or look younger with highly advertised products. We think they will let us live above time, but we should just let nature take its course in our lives, and like a flower, we will go through all the stages of life at a healthy pace and when we wither like a flower, we know we served our purpose and satisfied nature. 18. - 19. The Difference between “life” and “having lived. Emerson thinks the dead should be dead, and the living should just start on a fresh new clean slate, and just forget about the past, and build new foundations. The new bud will never remember the withered flower yet it still will know how to bloom, and looks just as beautiful. 20. Ning post
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21. – 22. Self discovery and the path to find our inner genius, is a path that cannot be hindered by trying to fit into the mold of society his “declaration of independence” is that of an individual and not a nation. We are all made uniquely, and people who claim they know you better than yourself, has no right to say that. We all have a gift of individuality. People cannot control us and we have the power to make decisions. The best life lessons is learning and experiencing our own mistakes. 23. We think too much about the capabilities of a leader, and we want a Messiah, and a savior to save us. Our society today is indeed bankrupt, our own personal desire as never fulfilled, we continued to make the excuse of life being unfair. I believe everyone wants justice, but we will never be satisfied with our politicians. We all have our own ideas of a fulfilling life, we must fulfill them ourselves. It is not about our social state, it about us on the individual level. 24. i remembered reading a survey of elderly people on their biggest regrets they had, and the number one was not talking enough risks. this is good proof that people are living unfulfilled lives because they are taking the stable paths. We are too focused on playing it safe. If we don't push the envelope we will continue to have a part of us remain latent forever, and this will cause a life of regret. “traditional” and “nontraditional”, I do not think Emerson has the right to criticize a traditional lifestyle 25. Prayer is trying to ask and beg some other force for help. It shows we are not content with what we have so we want to use our prayer to try to beg for it. It is showing the distinction with good and evil, and that our goodness is a commodity in getting the things we want. This is not self reliant, and is very weak.
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