Tuesday, July 15, 2008

100 Greatest Books #76 - Self-Reliance

Note - This review was originally published on my other site "The Geology P.A.G.E." but due to the content I have moved it here and backdated the post.

The next book on the list was a very short one, hence the quick update. It is Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Assuming I have the right essay, since there are 3 different Nature essays, this was a very short read. Although it did improved my opinion of Emerson. The first story that I read of his, Nature, was difficult to understand what he was talking about at times. Self-Reliance was anything but difficult. It was straight forward and actually provided a good lesson. The essay was about how man (and woman) have become too reliant on other people and things and that they are no longer their own person. He stated that we needed to break free of the things we rely on to truly become individuals. Only the individuals are remembered through history, not the ones who just copied other people. You can also find this one online HERE.

This book can be found on the Sybervision Book list.

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