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Henry David Thoreau in approximately 5 minutes

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Eve Rutherford

on 21 April 2013

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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Essayist, naturalist, abolitionist, philosopher, poet, vegetarian, Transcendentalist.

REALLY BIG BEARD. Back to nature...


Look deep within yourself...trusting your instincts and intellect. You will find the Truth.
(always with a capital T)

Thoreau didn't expect everyone to live as he did...he believed that each man had his own individual spiritual quest to take. Peace through strength,
or strength through peace?

If you believe the society you live in is acting immorally, what should you do about it? Trust that your instincts are correct!

Emerson and Thoreau's writings influenced a diverse group of thinkers and activists, inspiring them to spur great change in society's laws and principles. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Son of a famous Boston preacher

Raised by a controlling aunt

Loved reading and learning, but hated school

Inspired by leaders who questioned everything

The heart of the Transcendentalist movement

Sponsored Thoreau's Walden experiment
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