Ralph Waldo Emerson Self Reliance

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Society is ever evolving and changing, as generations pass, and new inventions are created. In Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay titled “Self-Reliance”, he claims that technological advancements hinder the improvement of mankind. With an ever changing society, technology now plays a large role in our lives. New inventions get better and better, but people in our society do not improve. Acting this way id like running on a treadmill because you keep running and running, but you never move forward to your destination. As we become more civilized, we lose important life skills. These improvements are helpful, but we are losing the motivation to be a hard worker. In the past, children were entrusted with the knowledge of how to be self-reliant, but