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Daemon
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I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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Daemon wrote:
I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Yeah. I must be myself, because it is the most viable and dependable position, especially in the long run...
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I must be myself.
I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you.
If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier.
If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should.
--Ralph W. Emerson

Being oneself before any person is a tough thing. Many are of who is incapable of not acting differently in different situations, like wearing a different character for varies purposes. This seemingly deceiving behavior is a natural reaction to the pressure of the social life of today's world.
Emel Rapchan
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During the early 1830s Emerson began an active career as writer and lecturer. In 1836 he published anonymously his essay Nature, based on his early lectures. It is in that piece that he first set forth the main principles of transcendentalism.

Transcendentalism is a term descriptive of systems that hold that there are modes of being and principles of existence beyond the reach of mundane experience and manipulation. The term is now closely associated with Kantian theory, although some conception of transcendent being has been common to most forms of philosophical idealism.

Emerson was a great figure in this kind of writing in his times. He as accompanied by Kant and others German philosophers that opened the unveiled stream of knowledge of this particular and intriguing river of thinking.
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_Emerson in a nutshell.
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I must be myself.
I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you.
If you can love me for what i am, we shall be the happier.
If yo cannot, i will still seek to deserve what you should.
Ralph Wablo Emerson
............
You cannot give what you don't have.
You cannot be who you are not.
Therefore, you must love those how you think you should be loved.
Boo hoo!
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Context from :Self-Reliance and Other Essays

Page 31

If we cannot at once rise to the sanctities of obedience and faith,
let us at least resist our temptations; let us enter into the state of
war, and wake Thor and Woden, courage and constancy, in our Saxon
breasts. This is to be done in our smooth times by speaking the truth.
Check this lying hospitality and lying affection. Live no longer to
the expectation of these deceived and deceiving people with whom we
converse. Say to them, O father, O mother, O wife, O brother, O
friend, I have lived with you after appearances hitherto. Henceforward
I am the truth's. Be it known unto you that henceforward I obey no law
less than the eternal law. I will have no covenants but
proximities. I shall endeavor to nourish my parents, to support
my family, to be the chaste husband of one wife,--but these relations
I must fill after a new and unprecedented way. I appeal from your
customs. I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you,
or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the
happier. If you cannot,
I will still seek to deserve that you should.
I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is
deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever
inly rejoices me, and the heart appoints. If you are noble, I will
love you; if you are not, I will not hurt you and myself by
hypocritical attentions. If you are true, but not in the same truth
with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek my own. I do this not
selfishly, but humbly and truly. It is alike your interest, and mine,
and all men's however long we have dwelt in lies, to live in truth.
Does this sound harsh to-day? You will soon love what is dictated by
your nature as well as mine, and, if we follow the truth, it will
bring us out safe at last. But so may you give these friends
pain. Yes, but I cannot sell my liberty and my power, to save their
sensibility. Besides, all persons have their moments of reason, when
they look out into the region of absolute truth; then will they
justify me, and do the same thing.


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