Me: is Walden even relevant these days? idk
Henry David Thoreau: I'm 30 years old and I have never gotten one word of useful advice from my elders
Also Thoreau: I spend my time doing what I'm passionate about and I earn neither money nor respect for it
Thoreau: Don't buy new clothes, you don't need em
Me, an enby: 🤔
Thoreau, trans ally: ...unless you've done so much work on yourself or had some transformative experience where you feel like a new person. Then you should *definitely* get new clothes.
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