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English 10 Throughout the United States all the schools have the same way of teaching. People go to school and they learn what the government wants them to learn. Then they go home and do the work that the teachers told them to do. This system has been around since the renaissance. Does this system have flaws? People like the Transcendentalists would see many flaws. If Henry David Thoreau was alive today and had the chance to follow a BHS student he wouldn’t be so pleased. From his work in “Walden” and “Where I Lived and What I Lived For” he wanted people to think freely, be leaders, and be “awake”. Thoreau would be upset about the school system in general. If he walked in into a science or math class where it is one person giving out facts and the students just listening he would lose his mind. People should focus on the important part and what they need to be successful .That was the reason why Thoreau went into the woods “ [he] wished to live deliberately, to front the essential facts of life(pg 4 where I lived)”. He wanted to get the most of life by determining what was really important. If the government let the students decide in what they wanted to learn and how they wanted to learn. People would excide in life and have a firm goal and finally be awake. People try to be other people who they aren’t. They want to fit in and do things that make them uncomfortable. That makes our lives complicated. Thoreau was a man that wanted simplicity, He said “ our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers,… Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity(pg 4 where I lived)”. Thoreau abandoned the “world” and lived in the woods and proved to us that we don’t need “attachments” in our lives to be meaningful and rewarding. During school we should focus on stuff that really matter and not do the extra stuff and live simple. When we are doing work in school, people just do their work and just pass it in. We don’t take the time to go over things. Thoreau explains this when he says “why should we live such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry (5)”. We need to pace…