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La Vie sans principe Henry David Thoreau

La Vie sans principe

Henry David Thoreau

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ISBN : 9782842058524
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63 pages
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Life Without Principle is an essay by Henry David Thoreau that gives his program for right livelihood.-Dont cheat people by conspiring with them to protect their comfort zones.-Dont make religions and other such institutions the sort ofMoreLife Without Principle is an essay by Henry David Thoreau that gives his program for right livelihood.-Dont cheat people by conspiring with them to protect their comfort zones.-Dont make religions and other such institutions the sort of intellectual comfort zone that prevents you from entertaining ideas that arent to be found there.-Dont cheat yourself by working primarily for a paycheck. If what you do with your life free-of-charge is so worthless to you that youd be convinced to do something else in exchange for a little money or fame, you need better hobbies.-Furthermore, dont hire someone whos only in it for the money.-Sustain yourself by the life you live, not by exchanging your life for money and living off of that.-It is a shame to be living off of an inheritance, charity, a government pension, or to gamble your way to prosperity - either through a lottery or by such means as prospecting for gold.-Remember that what is valuable about a thing is not the same as how much money it will fetch on the market.-Dont waste conversation and attention on the superficial trivialities and gossip of the daily news, but attend to things of more import: Read not the Times. Read the Eternities.-Similarly, politics is something that ought to be a minor and discreet part of life, not the grotesque public sport it has become.-Dont mistake the march of commerce for progress and civilization - especially when that commerce amounts to driving slaves to produce the articles of vice like alcohol and tobacco. Theres no shortage of gold, of tobacco, of alcohol, but there is a short supply of a high and earnest purpose. (Quote from wikipedia.org)About the AuthorHenry David Thoreau (July 12,