walden_cover“Instead of studying how to make it worth men’s while to buy my baskets, I studied rather how to avoid the necessity of selling them.” (p. 18)

An opposing, differing, or unique perspective is usually worthwhile to seek and consider. Thoreau provides such with humor, wisdom, and matter-of-factness — to the point that you’d prefer saving time by walking across the country than wasting time by working for a few months to pay for a train ticket. His nature descriptions are also poetic and beautiful and provide a nice mental escape from urbania any season of the year.