Ralph Waldo Emerson's Statement About Growth In Myself

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Ralph Waldo Emerson's statement about growth forgets the fact that most things cannot be mastered. Things like knowledge and athletic achievement can always be improved upon. No matter how good you are in your field, there is always room for improvement. Sports like swimming always have something you can improve on. If there is one thing swimming has taught me, it would be that there is always someone who is faster than you. This is when I go back to the pool and train to better myself, to grow as a swimmer. I've been swimming since I was seven years old and have spent countless hours in the pool. So, I would be comfortable saying that I have mastered swimming. However, no matter how long I spend training, there is always something…show more content…
However, even he is researching, finding new evidence, to why we exist. He, and others like him, are always growing in their fields; even if they are masters in them. However, Ralph Waldo Emerson's statement was trying to say that trying new things will help you grow as a person and that you should be open to trying new things. I also think that Ralph Waldo Emerson saw the most growth in those who first take an interest in their field, whether it be a sport, science, or trade. For example, when I first joined the swim team, I barely knew how to swim. Compared to a three years later, I was one of the fastest kids on the team. A substantial amount of growth, I would say. However, if I compared myself three years from today, I would say I would drop less than two seconds. This improvement might be nothing to someone who doesn't know anything about swimming, like Ralph Waldo Emerson, but it still is an improvement. In conclusion, Ralph Waldo Emerson's statement about growth is wrong because there is always room for improvement, even those who are considered masters in their field. There is always a second or two you can drop, or there is always a person you can best; something that needs discovering, or something to be proven wrong. There
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