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Simple Living

Essay – Simple Living Give an outline of the attitudes to ‘’Simple Living’’ presented in texts 1, 2 and 3. Text 1 The first perspective on the concept ‘’Living Simple’’ is from author Elizabeth Scott, ‘’Simple Living, Recession-Style’’, an article from the website About.com, March 20, 2009. “The idea was to pare down and get rid of all the extra "stuff that we think we need, but don't: extra belongings that clutter our homes, extra activities that pack our schedules to the hilt, extra food that...

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Low Technology Make Life Better

Tse Ming Kin (Jack) Advance A Jame Wu Jan 27 ,2011 Life with simple-technology What do people usually do at home? They are probably chatting with others on the computer, playing computer games and watching movies. However, people are social animal and we want face to face to communicate with others and know more about our friends and neighbors. Nowadays, teenagers spend much time Googling on the internet, they are losing social skills. Bill Gates has built a advanced-technology...

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About Tao Qian

from their unhappy lives by returning to nature, but in slightly different ways. Tao Qian throws away his political career and returns to the country side where he grew up as a boy. He becomes a “plain” (Owen, 316) farmer, and takes pleasure in his simple lifestyle. In contrast, Xie Lingyun visits the Southern Pavilion in the mountains. It is a remote location, where he can sit and admire the view. It is worth noting that based on the title, he does not live at the Southern Pavilion. We are unsure...

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Nature Ralph Walden Emerson and Henry David Thoreau Walden

therefore, when analyzing the work ‘Nature’, the main features of transcendentalism will be encountered and understood better. In Nature, Emerson explains the relationship between man and nature. In the nature, every object is simple and sign of wisdom. In earth, as living creatures, people have pleasures and this is not only because they are human but also due to the nature. When people look at nature, they realize the perfectness, happiness of the nature. They realize the existence of God. Nature...

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literature critique essay- Thoreau's "Walden"

Essay- Thoreau's "Walden" What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of living a “full” life? To me it’s gaining as much knowledge as possible and ultimately staying happy throughout. In Henry Thoreau’s story Walden, he turns to raw nature to achieve his way of living a full life. He borrows an axe and decides to build a cabin on Walden Pond where he would stay for the next two years. Living only off the land and surrounded by nothing but nature. Thoreau abandons society to live...

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thoreau's idea of simplicity

Scarlett Huang Ms. Tunik English 3 Period 3 10/10/2014 Thoreau’s concept of simplicity In the modern world, though the living conditions become better and better, lives become more and more sophisticated and materialistic. Lots of people feel they get lost in the modern society. Therefore, an increasing number of people begin to advocate a simplified life style to find the essence of life. This idea of simplicity is not new, it has already been expressed by Thoreau hundreds...

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What I Admire About the Amish Lifestyle

the join the church and get a taste of living in the outside world; this is non-Amish Americans. They come into contact with modern technology, and go to live among the majority of these wild teen-agers return to the farm, buy small moving buggies and get baptized into the Amish church; this involves following the rules of the religion. I love the idea how they let these teen-agers experience completely freedom to do whatever they want to do and after living this entire experience they have the choice...

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John Smith

Society” by John A. Hostetler, John is talking about the Amish society. The Amish societies are a group of highly Christian religious people who are extremely traditional and refuse to adopt conveniences of modern technology. They are known for their simple living, plain dressings, and their reluctance to transition or change with our ever growing societies. According to the article, The Amish are often perceived by other Americans to be relics of the past who live an austere, inflexible life dedicated to...

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Cathedral Motif

the story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, the narrator is overwhelmed with disappointment and misunderstanding in his own life. He doesn’t see all the beauty and creativity in the world, but merely goes through the motions of life without actively living. Blindness is an underlying theme in this story, but not only as a physicality, but a social handicap. The narrator may be more capable of sight than the blind man, but he knows nothing of the descriptive illustration of life. It is through the blind...

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Walden vs Into the Wild

civilized life and travels across the country to live in Alaska. Chris bases his journey off the core beliefs of the novel Walden by Henry David Thoreau. The novel is a description of Thoreau’s life as he exiles himself from society and returns to nature, living in the woods surrounding Walden pond. Thoreau expresses his beliefs about the negative aspects of civilization, money and the importance of self reliance and simplicity. Having a troubled life, Chris is intrigued by Thoreau's concepts and seeks to...

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