e most Emersonian person that I have ever known would be with out a doubt be
Frederick Jones. I spent two summers working with this man on the Linville
River for the Kawana fishing club. In ÒSelf RelianceÓ Emerson writes ÒYour
genuine action will explain itself and will explain your other genuine actions.
Your conformity explains nothingÓ. This is clearly a call for individuality in
men. Though Frederick has probably never read or even heard
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and an untarnished sense of self-satisfaction. He is a man who
knows who he is and what he stands for. His way of life is what Emerson claims
to be the only way to inner peace.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself, nothing can bring you peace but the
triumph of principles.(567)
Whether he knows it or not, Frederick JonesÕ life more resembles
Emerson's philosophy more than other man that I have ever known.