29/09/21

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Gobbledygook, Pure Wind, And Humbug

More than 150 years ago Henry David Thoreau, in his book entitled Walden published in 1854, implored us to "simplify, simplify, simplify". Thoreau was a famous American essayist, poet and (importantly) practical philosopher. He set out to seek a simpler type of life, believing strongly that one should act on one's individual conscience rather than necessarily following laws and government policy. He was an original thinker and much of what he wrote about is still valid, especially today.