Be Yourself

This advice will go a long way towards happiness.  It isn’t an excuse to be selfish or uncaring of others but to find who you are and what you want to be.  A path we’re all on. “Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” -Henry David […]

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“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.” Walden, Henry David Thoreau 1854.

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Real Comforts

“Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden. Heavy words when you think about them. I like nice stuff.  I buy good clothes, decent shoes, and drive a new(ish) vehicle.  We all like new, […]

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“In order to die, you must first have lived.” Henry David Thoreau A longer essay with a lot to learn from can be found HERE.

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Another from Thoreau

Part of a beautiful essay by Henry David Thoreau Nowadays almost all man’s improvements, so called, as the building of houses, and the cutting down of the forest and of all large trees, simply deform the landscape, and make it more and more tame and cheap. A people who would begin by burning the fences […]

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Excerpt from “Walking”

Part of a beautiful essay by Henry David Thoreau Living much out of doors, in the sun and wind, will no doubt produce a certain roughness of character—will cause a thicker cuticle to grow over some of the finer qualities of our nature, as on the face and hands, or as severe manual labor robs […]

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