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Emerson's Boldness

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One of the main ideas in "Self-Reliance" is he prompts the readers to remember their boldness from when they were a child and to "trust thyself". He tells people to remember their boldness from when they were a child because when you are a baby you don't conform to anybody. Everybody conforms to you. One baby can have like 5 adults play and take care of it. When you are still a child you act with independency and you act based on your genuine thoughts. When we grow older society teaches you to act a certain way, to do certain things, and to seek approval from others. People call that maturity but Emerson calls it "conformity". Emerson says "No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable
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