What does Thoreau mean when he says I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately?
Accordingly, what does Thoreau mean to live deliberately?
Living deliberately means that you follow a path, but you designed it yourself.
Secondly, what were Thoreau's reasons for moving to the woods? Thoreau moved to the woods of Walden Pond to learn to live deliberately. He desired to learn what life had to teach him. He moved to the woods to experience a purposeful life.
Regarding this, what does it mean to live deliberately and independently?
Here's what living deliberately means to me: It means prioritizing inner peace, and building that priority time into my day or week, so that the action I do take comes from a place of calmness. It means taking time to focus on the experience of being alive, rather than compulsive Doing.
What do you think is the most valuable lesson that Thoreau learned from his experience of living in the woods?
Probably the most important lesson, especially in today's world, is to slow down and live life. People do seem to get caught up in the busy nature of their day to day lives – from work to social media to tv/internet/etc. – that they don't really stop to enjoy things.