Self Reliance By Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In the excerpt “Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson he stresses the importance of being an individual and being yourself. In Emerson’s essay he suggests many ideas of how to be a self reliant man. All of the ideas that he suggest I truly believe in and agree with for example when he states, “The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet” (Emerson 564). I think that this quote suggests that while building something that tries to help you, you forget how to do it without the aid. When doing this you are dependent on that one tool and if that tool breaks or has a malfunction how are going to remember how to do the job the hard way and be dependent on yourself instead of the tool. An example of this is when the iPhone
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