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Well, for instance, here are three

Well, for instance,

here are three chosen quotes from Thoreau to which I can totally relate, and the points of which have always helped me to keep my independent thinking:

"It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all."

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor."

"If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see."

-- Henry David Thoreau


Of course, to have at least one exemplary parent or step-parent in your family can help tremendously, too.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


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