Walden literary analysis
“I think that it would be better than this, for the students, or those who desire to be benefited by it, even to lay the foundation themselves."
~ Henery David Thoreau
People are always trying to learn new things but if they want to learn something people need to do it rather than hear how to do it. people if they want to learn they need to be the ones to invest their time to learn what they want to learn. if some one wants to learn how to do something they will be better served to learn and do it rather tan listen to a speech about how to do it. Thats part of what Thoreau was saying when he said
“the boy who had made his own jackknife from the ore which he had dug and smelted, reading as much as would be necessary for this- or the boy who had attended the lectures on metallurgy at the Institute”.
What he is trying to say here is that people need to learn hands on and that we all learn differently. People need to learn with their hands and the do that best when they do everything their selves. I agree with what Thoreau though, people learn best when they do activities or projects. They don't leave as well when they are sitting in a hard chair uncomfortable and they don't want to be there. Those conditions are not comfortable so kids are distracted more easily. People and schools should realize that the kids don't learn well when sitting and listing, because kids don't listen well, and since they don't do that they can't learn well in that situation.