Emerson sheds light on the most important of the American dreams ' Be a non- conformist' do what you believe is right for you, not what society thinks is right for you.
In other words Choosing your own destiny, not following one society pick out for you Society dictates ...
Emerson writes "To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men- is genius." This quote is very simply put.
To me the quote means believe in yourself and your decisions and not worry about what others may think.
And that you must take yourself for who & what you are ,you should neither change yourself or imitate other.
He further says that ' Envy is ignorance', this ties up with what you have & how you feel about it; if you look at other's possessions & are jealous of them.Because the essay does not have internally marked divisions delineating its three major sections, readers should number each paragraph in pencil as this discussion will make reference to them.Removing #book# from your Reading List will also remove any bookmarked pages associated with this title.You are not looking at what you yourself have, rather you are imposing that your possessions are inferior to theirs and thus you are being ignorant of your own possessions.Emerson also says ' Express yourself' ,if you believe that you yourself can't be depended on , than you can't rely on others, so u become unconfident in what you do & therefore don't trust the other person, this effect your moral & has a very negative effect on the human psyche.It is very common to find people envious of others.If I were to make the assumption, everyone is envious of someone or another, I would not be far from the truth.Emerson said that 'suicide is imitation', he explains that if u are not true in the sense of individualism; you are then committing suicide.As society will look at you with a different perspective than at other people and it will always single you out in a crowd due to this.Emerson also writes "Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles." This quote as well as the first try to depict the point of self reliance and individualism.