Ralph Waldo Emerson


I am writing this essay on the beliefs and thoughts of on the subjects of individuality, society, government, technology, and spirituality.
I think that Emerson believes that every person should be as much as individual as they can. Be who you are on the inside, don't try to be like everyone else. Don't worry about fitting in, if someone is a real friend, they will like you for who you are, real friends won't dump you for being yourself.
When Emerson says "Insist on yourself; never imitate." he is saying that you should act like you are on the inside; don't try to be like someone else. Be your own person and strive to be as different from everyone else as much as you can. ...

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to worrying about what other people are doing. You have enough to worry about with what's going on in your own lives.
Emerson believes that when you express what you are feeling on the inside, most people will be able to relate with what you are feeling. He tells us this in the quote "Speak your latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense." Everyone will be able to understand what you are going through in one way or another.
Emerson really believes that society is bad, whichever way you look at it. Don't listen to what society has to say, do things on your own free will how you want to do them.
Society tells you how to act, how to dress, how to look, and how to live. You should do things how you feel that they should be done, not how society tells you to do them. Emerson says that "Society everywhere is in a conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members." Most of the time society's views and your views will not coincide with each other.
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