Night At the Museum Essay

Submitted By bb445
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“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail. In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life, such are the clouds and storms and quick sands and thousand- and – one items to be allowed for, that a man has to live, if he would not founder and go to the bottom and not make his port at all, by dead reckoning, and he must be a great calculator indeed who succeeds.”
This quote taken from Henry David Thoreau’s “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For” was one that stood out to me greatly. I began to put myself in Thoreau’s shoes and really began to understand why he thinks the way he does within this chapter. His perspective on the world is one that very few people have. Thoreau views life in a more basic and simple way. I agree with Thoreau as he says that people have been making life too complex and complicated, when they should be calm and live simply.
I myself sometimes tend to make my life more complicated than it should be, even without realizing it. For example, when given an abundance of homework and studying from my classes, I tend to have a mental breakdown and get extremely stressed. My mood becomes very dark and depressing and I feel as if I am not going to be able to finish all the work. Yet, the smart and logical way to deal with situations like these is to take it one assignment at a time. After reading…