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“I had three pieces of limestone on my desk, but I was terrified to find that they required to be dusted daily, when the furniture of my mind was all undusted still, and threw them out the window in disgust.” – Henry David Thoreau, “Walden”

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    • I guess the simplest message I derived was that the clutter of our lives (physical clutter, in this case, but I think it applies to intangible things as well) can easily and unintentionally outrank intellectual thought and other mind-stretching activities. For example, I can get so caught up in the things I have to do like work, homework, chores, etc. that I forget to take time to think. Whether it involves reading, talking, listening or just sitting alone quietly, I tend to forget how meaningful those activities can be.

      I’m not sure I described my thoughts well, but hopefully it made sense:) What are your thoughts on the quote?

      • Dave

        That’s pretty much exactly what I was thinking; I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t somehow completely missing the point. 🙂

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