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    Living in complete freedom is the philosophy that is the foundation of anarchism. The rediscovering of the anarchist philosophy inundated the minds of British youth in the 1970s who felt that the British government was suppressing thier freedom with frivolous laws. There are several schools of anarchism such as anarchist-communism, collectivist anarchism, social anarchism, individualist anarchism, and mutualism, which all influenced the explosion of the punk rock movement. Nevertheless, it is the idea of living in complete freedom from the government, which is the underpinning that connects each school of anarchism. Emma Goldman the author of Anarchism and Other Essays describes “ANARCHISM:-- [sic]The philosophy of a new social order based…

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    Dr. Steve Maraboli once said, "Let today be the day you finally release yourself from the imprisonment of past grudges and anger. Simplify your life. Let go of the poisonous past and live the abundantly beautiful present... today". Dr. Maraboli’s views are similar to those of Thoreau, as he claims that leading a simplistic life will free one from the chains holding them back. In Henry David Thoreau’s “Where I Lived and What I Lived for”, Thoreau believes society creates the chains holding down…

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    Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience and Plato’s Allegory of the Cave reveal differences and similarities on their outlook on government and solutions to rid their prospective states of certain problems. These solutions focus on freeing oneself from conforming to societal norms in favor of seeking “enlightenment” and awareness. The aforementioned great minds of their times both argue variations of the same views on human existence and an individual 's role in their respective societies. At…

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    In the pursuit of “a more perfect Union,” it is only expected that there will exist stark, if not polar discrepancies on how we as a nation should go about attaining such an ideal. It is, after all, a large aspect of the fundamentals upon which our nation was founded. What’s more, it takes a certain breed of brave, yet well-spoken individuals to delineate both what this ideal is, and what is necessary to achieve it. Immediately, we are reminded of antebellum America, and the vast divergence that…

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    Maintaining individuality in a society that practices conformism can be a difficult task. Nonetheless, this task is vital to the identity of an individual. It is also vital to the progress of society since without individuality the world would be led by followers rather than leaders that can discern from right and wrong. It is through autonomy and self-exploration that people can strive for change within themselves and our nation. Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and “Civil Disobedience” both…

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    In this passage, Henry David Thoreau expresses his transcendentalist ideas by describing the beauty and perfection of nature and creating parallels to the human body and mind. In describing the physical changes in the environment that occur when winter eases into spring, Thoreau provides the analogy of a “waking man” to describe the pond cracking. He further goes on to question the sensitivity of the pond – and in directly questioning the sensitivity of man. Overall, this passage is…

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    Two authors, one born in 1812, the other in 1876. Two books, one a reflection of life in nature, the other, the tales of animal decivilization. Even though the two book topics carry strong, distinct differences, they both carry strong beliefs about the laws of nature. Henry Thoreau, the author of Walden, describes a two year stay in nature and how he developed different views on life and nature. Jack London, the author of Call of the Wild, wrote a story about how an animal goes from being a…

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    All these uses of repetition are very important because they either make the sentence have multiple meanings, or serve as a clue that this is important based on how many times it’s repeated and helps us understand his ideas. For example, the word “we” is constantly repeated until he discovers “I.” And to prove this, the whole book is wrapped around 2 ideas- individualism and egoism. Equality transformed from a confused kid into a man who has strong morals and ideas. While I may not agree with…

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    Anarchists are standing up for many movements that they find unsuitable. Most of them disagree with the way the government is running society. In fact, they believe that society does not need the government at all. The rules they are coming up with are their way of protecting themselves and the rich. How about the poor? Do some of them tend to steal because they are not receiving help from the government? Are people getting involve in illegal activities because the state does not approve it but…

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    Anthem Primarily focuses on one man’s journey to become an individualist while The Soul of an Individualist focuses on mankind as a whole. Even though they focus on different things, both agree that Collectivism as inferior to Individualism. The Soul of an Individualist agrees that Individualism is not about being selfish, but about giving yourself cause to work.. “The creators were not selfless. It is the whole secret of their power - that was self-sufficient, self-motivated, self generated.”…

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