JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Oh Well" by Fleetwood Mac; "In One Ear" by Cage the Elephant]
When is it best to speak up and be honest even though you know it's going to piss someone off? When is it best to "go along to get along"? Do you think Emerson would ever recommend following the herd to fit in, even when it goes against your best self or your truest instincts? Why/why not? Explain your answer.
2. Socratic Seminar continued
In a post to your blog, describe what you've learned from "On Self-Reliance" in one paragraph that any ten year-old could understand (title: EMERSON FOR THE YOUNG BUCK)