Its all done, I have managed to finish this journey. I just finished this wonderful eery about how Walden has affected me on a personal level. I hope you all get. the chance to read it.
Although it has been a busy weekend with preparing for the winter, seats and the Fenn open house, I have managed to preserve and crank out my essay. I only have one paragraph left and that is the conclusion. I will try to finish it up by Monday and edit the whole thing Tuesday night for the due date.
Currently, I am trying to ad more variation to my essay. I am trying to change up the rubric that I set up for my self and twist it so it will be a bit more appealing to the reader, I am also setting up the rubric in a question based format, which I think will help in getting pasts bumps along the way. I want to make this essay as visual as possible. I want the reader to have a detailed picture in his or her head. Once I finish up my third paragraph I intend to writing about how I liked Thoreaus writing. I still have yet to decide where I will put a literary analysis paragraph, but I will get it in there as cleanly as possible. I look forward to seeing my essay grown in to ta work of art in I will continue to update the progress of it as well.
So Far, I have been working on my two intro paragraphs. I decided to start out with the poem that I wrote in my walden trip reflection. I think that this is a good Idea because it will bring the reading in and add some flavor to the essay. I am also writing an anecdote about actually walking down to the shore of walden from the cabin. I will update my progress every night instill completion. I look forward to working on this essay, but stay tuned for more updates.
"I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms."
Us humans only need the true necessities of life to get by everyday. In the chapter, "Economy" in Walden, Thoreau talks about the necessities of life and what we truly need. Necessities is what one truly needs. We don't need an fancy car or a huge house, its just the basics that matter. Why bother having a huge house, because it will only end up in having more to maintain. Everything that above basic is just extra work, and if you are as simple as Thoreau, that can be life changing. In "Economy" Thoreau talks about how any thing extra than the bare minimals in just a waste of space and work. There is no point of having a huge house for a couple of reasons. First, is that there is no reason to have a huge house if you aim is to impress because someone will always have something better than you. Second, is that there is just a lot of extra space that will need to be maintained. Last is that it will cost more. In Thoreau's ideas time is money. So why spend two months working for a better house when you could work two days for a house just as efficient. I think that Thoreau is trying to convince us that out way of life is stupid and that we should revert to simplicity.
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
I really do agree with Thoreau's points about necessities. We al need to stop trying to fill out lives with all of this useless matter. There is no point of having all of this stuff. Sure, it will grant the buyer a feel of temporary satisfaction, but three weeks later it will just be another hot in the box. I think that we just like things that are new. It makes us feel like we are important. When unreality there are probably thousands of other people who have the same new shoes as you. What Thoreau is trying to say, is that we need to be ourselves. Don try to be someone your not because it will just end up in a displeasured you with a whole lot more wasted time. I really do think that Thoreau wished for the better for the people in concord. He wished that they could live lives like he did. Thoreau had no worries except that people would turn in to complete morons with so sense of self respect. Thoreau says what he says because he is trying to advise his townsmen and women on how to live a good life. Thoreau is too late when it comes to being able to persuade the citizens, for they have already been consumed by the market and they are thirsty for riches. Thoreau lives with only the bare minimum to show that it is possible. He doesn't need now loafers or a fancy suit. All he needs is time to himself and the world around him. Overall, I think that necessities is a prominent theme that keeps on coming up throughout "Economy". It is a great way to live by, just getting by with the bare minimals. It can open eyes and show people that there is another road ready for the taking.
Section 2 Fitz English
Eames Economy Literary analysis paragraph
"I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all incumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run."
Simplicity is a great value to flow by and let yourself fall in to the adventures of what is thrown at you. Simplicity is a key aspect when it comes to living life to the fullest. You must be simple to take advantage of all the opportunities given to you. There is no point trying to strive for abnormality. Why live a life filled with blood, sweat ,and tears when you could live one with relaxation, observance and tea?In “Economy” Thoreau goes on about simplicity and the stupidity of wealth. He says that most men will never own their house because they work so hard just to have something impressive, but really its just a huge burden on the owners back. He also says that there is no point in striving, for all you are doing is wasting time working for an item that only has value for a short amount of time. Another point he makes, is that we all end up in the same place, so why try to skew that by trying to fill your life with riches.
“ It appeared to me that for a like reason men remain in their present low and primitive condition; bit if they should feel the influence of the spring of springs arousing them, they would of necessity rise to a higher and more ethereal life”
I think that this wiring piece has tought me a lot over the course of about three weeks. It has tought me to look at obstacles not as a hardship, but as bump in the road. I also learned to look at thing in a bit more simplistic way. There is not point of trying to be exotic. I think that “Economy” is a great chapter in Walden. Thoreau questions us as human individuals and picks us apart for all the simple mistake that we waste our time on. I feel like if you are a patient reader who is open to new points of views, then walden may just be the book for you. I think that Thoreau intended for this book to be read by high leveled intelectuals. He is able to weed out the weaker intellects in the first few pages. Now that I look at Thoreau for the outside, I realize how much of a genius and an outcast he was. It must be so hard to write something about the people of Concord and have it still be 100% till this day.Over all, I think that Thoreau wanted everyone just to listing for once. He wanted the world to know his opinions on how life should be lived. I think that “"Economy” is a thought provoking essay that is bound to give the reader plenty of things to ask about after the chapter. I look forward to reading more of Thoreaus work and expanding my viewpoints across a broader spectrum.
As some of you may know, my uncle runs a pretty big business. I wouldn't say pretty big actually, I would say the second largest private equity firm in the world. But what I didn't realize is all of the negativity that comes with this job. I was looking around on the interwebs and I stumbled on an article called "Carlyle Group Exposed; Iron Triangle" and for those of you who don't know, the " Iron Triangle" = Illuminati. I just find it crazy how people jump to crazy conclusions about tragedies that we have no control over. I will tell you some back story before I show the video, but here it is. On the morning of 9/11 one of Osama Bin Ladin's 50 siblings was at the Carlyle Group annual conference at the Ritz Carlton also with George W. Bush. But now, I will show you the video and I will let you decide what you think.