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February 25, 2015
Last year I received a copy of Walden by Thoreau. I was thrilled to finally read this famous book I'd heard so much about from English. “This guy lived in the woods for two years! He rebelled against a Mexican war by not paying taxes! How cool is he?” I believed that anything Thoreau said must be profound. His words may have been too profound. It felt as if I were reading a book in Spanish. I understood simple sentences, but the majority of his wisdom sailed right over my head. I could not finish the second chapter of Walden.