Follow Your Own Path

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                "The air is full of invisible bolts.  Every path but your own is the path of fate.  Keep your own track, then" (4).

                I took interest to the whole passage that this quote is a part of.  Thoreau states "it is worth the while to be warned so often and sincerely by any power to get off its track" (4).  He then goes on to say that we have constructed a particular path of fate and that even when bolts are shot to stray us from this one path we are all stuck on, we ignore them which causes us to "live the steadier for it" (4).  He is stressing the importance that we must be brave and make our own path.  It is so easy to get lost on the path society lays down for us.  Maybe if we all took time out to listen to ourselves and the nature within us all, we could pick out "particular points of the compass" to find our own fate. 

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Jamie Grace said:

I love that you blogged about this. It is so true and is so important in life now and then. It's something that will always be so important in life. We need to stay on our own path and not be followers of everyone else. Take the road less traveled!

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