Short Response Essay To Emerson's Self Reliance;What We Should Be Reliant On

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After reading the ideas expressed in "Self-Reliance," I have come to believe that self-reliance is the most important factor in life. What should we rely on? One answer: ourselves. I firmly believe that a person should only rely on themselves for everything and no one else, regardless of the consequences. Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to study, live and work in Italy where I come from. It has always been a dream I had. I was planning on applying to American colleges there during my senior year of high school. That's when a bitter divorce started between my ...view middle of the document...

She owns a business and I'm responsible for housework and everything else. So now I'm stuck between doing something I have always wanted to do and staying here because I care too much for others to leave. But slowly I'm realizing that I need to do what I want to do. This is my journey through life and I cannot rely on others or have others rely on me always. It's good when people rely on others for things like advice and such, but not when it impacts life choices. This is my journey, not anyone else's. I cannot sacrifice my life and my feelings for others. It sounds selfish but it is the only way I will truly be happy. I need to be honest with myself and reliant on my feelings, never hiding them. This way I will be at peace with myself. What do I need to accomplish my goals and finish my journeys to meet my destiny? Self-Reliance. Self-Reliance will be in all aspects of my life, work, education and pursuits. In my education, I will start learning from where I am. I will reach my goals. In pursuits, I will never imitate others. I will never rely on others because nothing outside myself could bring me happiness and joy. I should trust myself and believe in my own thoughts, instead of caring about what others do. I should live a happy life according to my free will. I should seek the peace and joy inside myself. And eventually, I'll be in Italy living my dream.

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