“We are taught to think of modern civilization as inherently ‘better’ than the pre-industrial age – and take great pride in our gadgets and technology. That’s why we need to tap into the caustic, liberating mindset of the great American political thinker, Thoreau – who escaped modern civilization to go and live in a cabin in the woods…”

by The School of Life

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“I went to the woods…

I went to the woods © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

I went to the woods © Ruoxiang Chau, all rights reserved.

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

– Henri David Thoreau, Walden.

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