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Henry David Thoreau's Extreme Transcendentalism

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To live deliberately is for a person to live to the full potential of the life they have been given. Thoreau believed to live was to discover the simplistics of life, he had moved to the woods for two years to experience his own definition of a “real life” opportunity before his death. Thoreau demonstrated his transcendentalistic ideas through many things but this will focus more on his essay Walden. “An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest.” (Thoreau) Henry David Thoreau was an extreme transcendentalist. To simplify the quote, a true and honest man does not need large numbers, for he is too humble to desire more than that. Many opinions can be created
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