Ralph Waldo Emerson From Self Reliance

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Self reliance is being shown throughout Excerpts from “Self Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Excerpts from “Resistance to civil government” by Henry David Thoreau. It is saying that you think for yourself; do for yourself. Emerson is explaining that you need to believe in yourself and use your gut. Thoreau demonstrates that you need to speak up for yourself because if you hold back and just keep it to yourself then you can't do anything about it. In “Self Reliance” Emerson explains on how using what your brain tells you can be helpful. First, Emerson talks about how you should believe in yourself.”To believe in your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men”. That is considered being a genius. Willing to think different thoughts and believe in it. Have confidence in yourself. Whatever you think is right go for it, try your best to show people who you really are. Believe in what you're doing. Secondly you have your own voice inside of you, “your force”. Your force is referred to your whim. You whim is like your gut. It makes you feel what is the best possible thing for you. For example, when your with a group of people discussing on what is going to happen or change and you don't agree but want to say something, say it. We are always nervous to speak what we think. That's why we have our whim! It makes us say what we feel is right and it usually helps you out and makes you feel more relieved after. Never give up on

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