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Who wrote "Self Reliance"?

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society is

a joint-stock company.

Society wants everyone to __________ in order to _______ whole / all of society. Why did Emerson not believe this?

to conform in order to benefit the whole.
Emerson believed that if you be yourself, it will better society.

Envy is ________.


Jealousy is


If you are consumed with _______ others you are _________ of your true self.

-- envying
-- ignorant

Imitation is


To conform or to IMITATE others is to

destroy your own self-identity and individualism.

Though the universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. - Explain its meaning.

Although the universe is good, you must work with what you have been given in order to be successful.

The eye was placed where one ray should fall, that it might testify of that particular ray. Explain.

each individul has their own unique perception (eye) of the universe (ray) and their own role to play it in. Don't lose it by conforming.
We all see things differently and we all have our own roles.

To be great is to be


Remaining stagnant (not moving forward) is a mistake. Change________ even if your current self contradicts your past self. It shows that you are evolving or growing.

is good

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