Thinking of Necessities

Walden #2

How would you define necessity?

-By Joseph 


“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

-Henry David Thoreau 

     What do you really need in life? 9th graders believe they need more than they actually need. In my life I get wrapped up in What I think I need in life. Thinking that we need flashy phones or cool clothes, when we really don’t. One day I was at my house asking my mom for sneakers and headphones for Christmas; however, she brought up a contradiction to my claim that I needed them.

She said, “who pays for school?”

I replied, “you.”

She returned by saying, “isn’t that enough for you?”

In our family, and what I believe that is one of the necessities of life is education, so it was a no brainer to put education over getting random things that aren’t that important. From this point on I realized that there is no point in asking for random stuff since they already do so much for me. In life there are a few things that you really need. 


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