The Night: Living By Conformity

In the play The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Thoreau theorizes his knowledge on transcendentalism. Humans no longer have the time to sit down in a restaurant and wait for their food, or to just stop during the day and admire the scenery we have around us. Instead, we as humans are polluting the air by driving everywhere, even if it is just a block away. Ships are dumping oilrigs into the ocean and killing all sea life. No one seemed to understand the importance of all this as much as Thoreau had. He stressed these three points on numerous occasions; these are arguments of transcendentalism. By the following actions of impatience, how Americans view society today and taking everything ...

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cannot make time. All we think about now is when our needs will be served and when we will receive them, in other words, impatience! We must learn to accept the values of waiting and see all optimistic outlooks of the world. As humans, we are given freedom, so we should use the free will given to accept all values that should be appreciated on this earth, instead of laying everything off. The longer we influence ourselves that earth will take care of us, and lose patience while doing so, we will deteriorate. It is our jobs as humans to take care of the earth, not for it to take care of us.
I know that as a kid, no one quite understands how privileged we are to live in such a beautiful world. As we get older, it is hard to get away with the same excuse. Sure, all adults have to work a nine to five job in order to support themselves along with their spouses and kids, but I know that any person can find time out of their hectic schedule. We also deteriorate the earth while doing ...

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