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Racquet River--'Adirondacks'
梭罗觉得是家的地方:瑞奎特河阿尔岗金族印第安人 (Adirondack)

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亨利大卫梭罗 (Henry David Thoreau) 生于1817712

梭罗也帮助那些逃跑的奴隶,并且和那些要求废除奴隶制度的人站在一起。梭罗后来把焦点放在户外生活上,他也因此写了许多关于自然的文章,例如这张照片里的风景即是一例,但却从来没有因为他的作品而赚到大钱;当他在1862年去世时,许多康柯市的居民认为他的一生是失败的。梭罗或许不是一个富有的人,但他是一个坚持自己信念的人。他写道:「如果一个人不能追随同伴的脚步,或许这是因为他信服的是不同的鼓声。不管有多远,就让他跟随自己所听到的音乐声旁吧!」

直到今日,人们还是会因为梭罗的作品与他的作为而有所启发。你觉得梭罗的一生是不是失败的呢?


Thoreau also helped runaway slaves and defended those who fought for the end of slavery. Thoreau's later years were spent outdoors, where he wrote about nature, like the scene shown in this photograph. He never made much money from his writing. When he died in 1862, many people in Concord considered him to be a failure. Thoreau may not have become rich, but he was a man who followed his beliefs. "If a man does not keep pace with his companions," he wrote, "perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."

Today people continue to be inspired by his writing and his actions. Do you think Thoreau was a failure?

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