Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Everyone in the world is different, so it is not a surprise to see everyone using different and unique ways to add more meaning to their life. In Ralph Waldo-Emmerson’s novel, Self-Reliance, he describes various ways in which one can live life with meaning and purpose. Emmerson states in his novel, “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string”. If a person wishes to make his or her life better, it may be beneficial to live it through Emmerson’s belief of having to trust one’s self for who they are as a person, as well as believing in their own abilities and decision making.
Putting Emmerson’s saying to good use in one’s life can make a person feel happier. My first interpretation of his quote deals with a man or woman being able to trust him or herself as a person. In order for someone to trust him or herself for who they are, religion is an affective way of gaining that trust. I believe that God put everyone on this earth for a reason. Nobody’s life was given to them by random, and that everyone has a part in God’s master plan for humanity, and the universe. Weather it is a major, or minor role, I believe that everyone’s job is unique to them and who they are, and only that person can complete it. If a person is depressed, or feels like they do not know who they are, or why they are here, it is still possible for them to achieve happiness. If a person is able to understand that they are not useless, and was put on earth by God for a reason, it give them the confidence they need in order trust themselves for who they are.
Emmerson’s saying can be useful in helping a person learn to trust their actions, abilities, and decisions. Peer pressure is a developing epidemic in the 21st century, where people are influenced to be involved in unwise, and even dangerous situations with their friends. Peer pressure is especially common amongst teens. At their age, teenagers are still trying to figure out who they are and what they want, which can be heavily...