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Analysis Of The Article ' Ralph Waldo Emerson '

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Nhan Chau
Ms.Patton
English 3
10 September 2015 Aung San Suu Kyi Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, philosopher, and poet, most of his philosophy is different from the real world. In the article “Self- Reliance”, Emerson’s view of the non-conformist is important for each individual in order for them to be independent and follow their own thoughts. Each individual should believe in themselves, value their own experience, and share with society. Based on Emerson’s belief, Aung San Suu Kyi is a non- conformist because she is independent, has no fear, and believes what she does is right. It is important for each individual to value their own self reliance, opinion, experience, believe in themselves and be brave to do what they think is right. Believing in ourselves is the key to being successful. Emerson comments, “To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in private heart is true for all men – that is genius.” (01). Emerson encouraged people to believe in themselves, no matter what others thought. Each individual’s mind has value and society has no power to control us. We were born to enjoy life, so we have the power to do what we think is right. Emerson also states, “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own, but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” (05). People should stand up for themselves and
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