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Disconnect to reconnect

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Everyone needs a break once in a while. The day-to-day grind can wear a person down and leave them tired, anxious and even depressed. We enjoy escaping to the beach for some relaxation or taking a walk in the woods for some fresh air. When we are outside, we get a moment to disconnect ourselves from our busy schedules and reconnect with Nature, if only for a moment. For most, a week long camping trip could be the highlight of the year, but what if instead of a week you were able to enjoy the great outdoors for a month. How about a year, or two? Well Henry David Thoreau did just that. He spent two years, two months and two days in the woods to try a simpler way of living to understand society’s relationship with Nature. Fortunately Thoreau was a very skilled writer and published the accounts of his social vacation in his book “Walden”. Thoreau’s quest of a better understanding of society enabled him to live simply by becoming self-reliant, while garnering an appreciation of Man’s connection to Nature. In this essay, I will outline three quotes from “Walden” that I feel embody Thoreau...
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