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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
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Henry David Thoreau

Writer and naturalist Henry David Thoreau is best known for his book "Walden," a reflection on the two years he spent living in a cottage near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. In his journals, he worried that leaving his humble life to travel would numb him to the unique pleasures of a quiet, simple existence. Thoreau was a Transcendentalist, valuing nature and personal spirituality over materialism: It’s no surprise that he measured a person’s riches in terms of emotional satisfaction and not luxury. He reminds us that we alone decide what fulfills us and brings us joy, and often those joys are much easier to reach than we think.

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