September 28, 2010 1:43pm CST
" To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment" (Emerson).
3 responses
@minazd (66)
• India
29 Sep 10
Yes that is so true as there are people who are there to appreciate that uniqueness in you at the same time there will be twice the number of people to criticize you.
@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Sep 10
hi hope this is not deleted as you may have added just enough to make it into a real discussion by just adding the question, mylotters what is your take on this quote anyway I have admired Emerson's writings all my life. and this quote is right on the mark as we are always being told by parents and hubbies and friends to do this or that and if we can ignore that and just be ourselves that is really wonderful.
• United States
28 Sep 10
Boy was RW correct on that one.. you know I am actually related to RW Emerson. He is a distant uncle somewhere up the line! I know he is quoted quite a lot, what an orator he was! I have read some of his work. I probably ought to invest in more of his stuff...wonder where all the money goes now... hmm