Emersonian Person SelfReliance

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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.