Walden; or, Life in the Woods

Walden; or, Life in the Woods Walden, By Henry David Thoreau Complete And Unabridged. The first half is written by Thoreau, the accomplished philosopher and soars much above my humble powers of comprehension the second half is written by Thoreau, the amateur naturalist and swims much below my capacity for interest After reading about the influence the book had on Gandhi, I had attempted reading Walden many roughly four times before and each time had to give up before the tenth page due to the onrush of new ideas that enveloped me I put away the book each time with lots of fo The first half is written by Thoreau, the accomplished philosopher and soars much above my humble powers of comprehension the second half is written by Thoreau, the amateur naturalist and swims much below my capacity for interest After reading about the influence the book had on Gandhi, I had attempted reading Walden many roughly four times before and each time had to give u
Or The Guy Who Liked to Go Outside and Do Stuff If Thoreau were alive today, I bet he d be one of those guys who won t shut up about how he doesn t even own a television Curiously, however, I don t think he d smell bad And he d find Radiohead neither overrated nor
I will go against the grain of society here and say that this was not worth it There are a few gems of wisdom in here, maybe the Cliffs Notes or a HEAVILY abridged version would betolerable Here s what I didn t like Thoreau went off to live by himself , when in actuality he was a mere 2 miles away from town and could hear the train whistle daily Not exactly out there roughing it He lived in a shack on land that a friend of his owned so he was basically a squatter Most of the food he I will go against the grain of society here and say that this was not worth it There are a few gems of wisdom in here, maybe the Cliffs Notes or a HEAVILY abridged version would betolerable Here s what I didn t like Thoreau went off to live by himself , when in actuality he was a mere 2 miles away from town and could hear the train whistle daily Not exactly out there roughing it He lived in a shack on land that a friend of his owned so he was basically a squatter Most of the food he
Reading Walden was kind of like eating bran flakes You know it s good for you, and to some degree you enjoy the wholesomeness of it, but it s not always particularly exciting The parts of this book that I loved the philosophy, which always held my interest even though I sometimes didn t agree with Thoreau , I really loved, and the parts that I hated the ten pages where he waxes poetic about his bean fields, for instance , I really hated I also got the impression that Thoreau was the kind of Reading Walden was kind of like eating bran flakes You know it s good for you, and to some degree you enjoy the wholesomeness of it, but it s not always particularly exciting The parts of this book that I loved the philosophy, which always held my interest even though I sometimes didn t agree with Thoreau , I really loved, and the parts that I hated the ten pages where he waxes poetic about his bean fields, for instance , I really hated I also got the impression that Thoreau was the kind of guy I could never be friends with In Into the Wild which I read at the same time during intervals when Walden became too much to bear , Jon Krakauer describes Thoreau as staid and prissy I agree, and I d also add holier than thou At many points in the book, his attitude seems to be, If you re not living your life exactly like me, then you re just stupid Which aggravated me because, while I ca
Oh my gosh, I don t need to mention the good things I ve learned reading Thoreau, but I MUST say that every passionate Thoreau fan I ever met in college was a COMPLETE DOUCHEBAG in a very eco friendly, pseudo hipster, sweetly male centric way Ugh one time when I was a sopho I had to choose a topic for a group presentation in Eng 253 and I was like ooh, transcendentalist literature And suddenly I found myself stuck in a group with two fucking PERFECT Thoreau head douchebags, all scruffy wit Oh my gosh, I don t need to mention the good things I ve learned reading Thoreau, but I MUST say that every passionate Thoreau fan I ever met in college was a COMPLETE DOUCHEBAG in a very eco friendly, pseudo hipster, sweetly male centric way Ugh one time when I was a sopho I had to choose a topic for a group presentation in Eng 253 and I was like ooh, transcendentalist literature And suddenly I found myself stuck in a group with two fucking PERFECT Thoreau hea
Poetic prose or prosaic poetry Either way a beautiful work It has the social commentary of a husbandry lesson and the spiritual depth of a prayer It s also apparently timeless Thoreau s ideas about simplicity and spiritual cleanliness are as rele
When Henry Thoreau went to Walden Pond in 1845, I wonder what he really thought he was doing there I wonder if he had second thoughts about the whole idea although when he began it was July, and July is a good month to be outdoors, whatever the weather The man, and what he did and how he lived and what he lived for have always been a source of inspiration to me, and to many others Walden is muchthan one man s account of the years he spent in the woods communing with nature it is a s When Henry Thoreau went to Walden Pond in 1845, I wonder what he really thought he was doing there I wonder if he had second thoughts about the whole idea although when he began it was July, and July is a good month to be outdoors, whatever the weather The man, and what he did and how he lived and what he lived for have always been a source of inspiration to me, and to many others Walden is muchthan one man s account of the yea
I ve read Walden many times now since that first time in high school I will always love this book, and it reveals itself anew with each reading When I first encountered Thoreau in high school, his words rang in my soul like a prophet s manifesto I admired what seemed to be his unique courage and absolute integrity He inspired me to want to live deliberately, but I knew that a solitary life in a cabin was beyond my abilities His will seemed so muchresolute than anything I could ever I ve read Walden many times now since that first time in high school I will always love this book, and it reveals itself anew with each reading When I first encountered Thoreau in high school, his words rang in my sou
I love Thoreau s ideals Taking care of nature is of paramount importance, especially these days as technology flings us farther and faster into the future than we ve ever gone before I also love Walden because I grew up near the pond and would pass it on my way into Boston back in the days when I was a young English major in college Back then I looked upon this book and its ethos as a rallying banner for people who gave a shit about Mother Earth.Given a bit of reflection after arecent r I love Thoreau s ideals Taking care of nature is
Woefully overwritten to the point where most modern readers who might be moved by Thoreau s transcendentalism will be put off by the prose alone If that doesn t get them, his elitist attitude probably will Thoreau took Ralph Waldo Emerson s ideals of choosing for yourself and added, but you re an idiot if you don t choose mine Too many of his asides are condescending views of society or normal people, evidencing that Thoreau was stuck on other people even if he claimed to be independent or Woefully overwritten