Self Reliance and Other Essays

common sense -self reliance

How is Emerson's idea of Self-Reliance different from and similar to the common use of the term

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I think that Emeron took self-reliance to include every person's destiny. It was more a worldview rather than simply a personal choice. The individual as philosophy meant releasing the potential of a population rather than relying on interdependence or community.