Live Deliberately: “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau
Explain what it means to live deliberately, using relevant evidence from the text “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau and examples as needed.
Thoreau writes that “I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately.” He then goes on to describe what living deliberately means to him—a life away from society and the establishment. Reiterate why Thoreau decided to live in the woods. Would you ever do something like this? Why or why not? After reading this excerpt, do you agree or disagree with his philosophy? What does it mean to live deliberately? Using evidence from the text, as well as your own experiences, write a paragraph in which you inform readers on how they can “live deliberately.”