Quote by Henry David Thoreau on individuality

A quote by Henry David Thoreau on individuality is the topic of this blog post.

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”  Henry David Thoreau

“This excellent quote by Henry David Thoreau is one of his most well known quotes. I really love this quote as Thoreau definitely heard a different drummer than most people. He was a very wise person even though many people back when he was alive and even today think of him as a kook. He was definitely not a kook as he understood that it is only in our differences with other people that we find ourselves. And in finding ourselves we find our strengths. In my opinion slavish conformity with accepted norms is a sure sign of a coward or more likely someone that is not yet in touch with their true self. I know that I myself hear a different drummer than most other people. I say that proudly as many if not most of the exceptional people throughout history have been considered odd by the majority of society at some point in their lives.” Stan Burman

Stan Burman is an entrepreneur and freelance paralegal that has collected unpaid California judgments since 1992 as well as worked in California and Federal litigation since 1995. He relocated to the Philippines several years ago by taking to heart some of the useful quotations posted on this blog. He has created over 300 sample legal documents for California and Federal litigation which can be viewed at https://www.scribd.com/LegalDocsPro

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