Henry David Thoreau is one of my favorite thinkers of all time. Though I find Walden Pond to be a bit verbose I find it to be absolutely soul feeding at the same time. I will never look at things the same way as I did before I read Civil Disobedience.
The other day I was walking through a book store and there was a clock with this quote on it
I thought about how great it would be to see that quote (by Thoreau) every time I wondered what time it was. To read that several times a day. Would it change what I am doing with my time?
I always see Thoreau as a man who did just that. If he wanted to do something, he did it. He was considered an author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He was whatever he wanted to be.
May we all go confidently in the direction of our dreams.