It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is what are we busy about ?
– Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American essayist, poet, and philosopher. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay “Civil Disobedience” (originally published as “Resistance to Civil Government”), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.