(Audio Book) Self Reliance By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Written in 1841 by American transcendentalist philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance advocates the rejection of conformity and the need for every individual to follow their own unique inner voice, topics that are just as relevant today as they were when Emerson addressed them almost two centuries ago.
From the spiritual to the economic, Emerson s Self-Reliance details the various aspects of a man s ability to rely on himself for survival. This 19th century essay resolutely supports Emerson s life-long belief in individualism and encourages mankind to pass over practices like conformity and false consistency for following intuition and instincts instead. Rather than promoting ideas of anti-society, Emerson asserts self-reliance is a starting point for a more efficient society, and not an end goal.