This metaphor explains that people cannot expect that brilliance and success will come strictly from education and waiting for greatness to come; rather, one's greatest intelligence comes from using the life and the brain they were given at birth. You will eventually own only what you have earned and built through your sweat and toil. In addition, unexpected gifts that may fall in your lap.
Emerson posits the effects of self-reliance: altering religious practices, encouraging Americans to stay at home and develop their own culture, and focusing on individual rather than societal progress. Summary: In this work, Emerson says that when two people meet who think alike, they grow intellectually and spiritually through affection. Friendship teaches us many valuable things in life and.