Walden – Henry David Thoreau
Once in a while come such rare individuals as Henry David Thoreau, who forever change the way human beings ought to think and live. Unique and precious is the experience of Thoreau in opening our eyes to the sheer beauty and magnanimity of life and nature all around us.
Walden is undoubtedly the most adventurous and courageous story of a man who chose to step away from the noise and clutter of the society to find peace and tranquility amidst of serene and beautiful nature. It is said that the best of man’s life happens while he is alone in quite self-reflection. This book is one of the best expressions of a man’s inner silence.
Thoreau talks about some of the most complex human problems, offering nature and its simple and beautiful ways as solutions. Here is man who is so drenched in the beauty of nature that he can see all that we are missing in our lives. Even after so many years of its publication, Walden still remains a relevant and enticing read.
You have to read this book to see nature through the eyes of Thoreau. In a highly mechanistic world we live in, Thoreau’s emotional connection and understanding of nature is priceless. Science has given us a lot of concepts and ideas about nature but at the same time it has taken away its personal connect to us. This book will make you look at nature and life around you in a completely different way.