Thoreau's Journal: 28-Jan-1841

It would be worth while, once for all, fairly and cleanly to tell how we are to be used, as vendors of Lucifer matches send directions in the envelope, both how light may be readily procured and no accident happen to the user.

1 comment:

Sarah Schatz said...

I wonder if Thoreau is talking about how life would be easier if we had guidance all the time. If we had others giving us directions all the time, we would not have to think for ourselves (which is difficult many times). It would be nice if I was told what I am supposed to offer to the world because I have don't know what I want to do with my life. However, making our own decisions is the only way to make it in the real world.