"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and to see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
Henry David Thoreau
(1817-1862) American author, poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and transcendentalist
Walden', II, Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
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 -- J Carlton, Calgary      
There are some advocates who are telling the computer gamers and internet freaks to do exactly this, get out into the real world and off of the computer screen. I got to go and cut the grass right now. That is to real for me.
 -- Waffler, Smith     
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    Beautiful. I think Thoreau is speaking more of getting away from so-called 'civilization' and all of its trappings rather than mowing the lawn...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    I have always felt that Archer has no sense of equanimity, humour or levity. He just proved it above.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    I think it is wonderful that any young person today is reading Thoreau. (or at least quoting it) . I urge you to try really reading his Walden. - - -an old English teacher
     -- Sylvia Rice     
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