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Ralf Waldo Emersons essay Self-Reliance is one of the pillars of early American literature, capturing eloquently an important aspect of the American Spirit. It could be said that to be an American is to be self-reliant. For our 5th and second to last Discussion Posting, please answer the following question in at least 250 words and post to the appropriate Discussion thread. Be sure to offer at least three direct quotes from the text to support your points. After you have posted, please post a response of at least 25 words to the postings of at least two of your classmates.
According to Emerson, what benefits does self-reliance offer, and how? What ills does it correct, and how? Think of a time in your life when you had to rely on yourself. What did you learn from the experience?