Analysis Of Iris Brooks 'The Conclusion'

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Everybody has flaws and mistakes of their own. Thoreau writes about the problems we all have and why we should fix them. Iris Brooks explains a little about Thoreau saying, “Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), born on the Thoreau Farm in Concord, MA. 200 years ago, was a philosopher, environmentalist, and writer who filled his journals with remarkable observations.” (Brooks). He saw how humans acted, good and bad, and how he could help. He noticed that we all live multiple lives, we dwell on things we can’t change, and we fall into ruts easy. There are three important messages from Henry David Thoreau. The first message from Henry David Thoreau is the act of living multiple lives. People do so many activities in their life, each and every day. From The Conclusion by Thoreau, he states, “Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live.” (385). High school students have their home life, their school life, their sports life, and many more depending on what they all do. Everybody has different things going on in their lives that make it seem stressful. Graves Ginny states, “Stress, they say, increases the risk of health problems, from heart disease and diabetes to depression and headaches.” (Ginny). Sometimes t is hard to live multiple lives, but only do what you and your body can handle. …show more content…

For example, many people get mad at the weather, something that we cannot change. From The Conclusion by Thoreau, he states, “However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names.” (385). What is the point of dwelling over something that you have no say over? It is pointless and a waste of energy. Anthony Gals agrees and states, “Complaining about globalization is as pointless as trying to turn back the tide.” (Gals). You cannot change this, so why complain and dwell on it. Let it

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