So far, I have really enjoyed reading the book walden. Before I get into describing the meaning of Thoreau's first part of walden, economy. I would like to spectate on the intro. I really enjoy how he states who he believes the book is meant for, and how if your life is perfect, you know where you are, who's you got there, and where your going, this book is not for you. It is for the people who's life's are not perfect. To me, the meaning of the chapter economy, how every man does not do what he wants to do, but only what he believes that he has to, and in reality he doesn't have to, and how every person, is inside all day everybody working like machines. Even thought this book was written a long time ago, I still be alive that most, and pretty much all of Thoreau's points are still true, how everybody works like machines in jobs they don't even enjoy doing. What this chapter means to me is, do what you love. Don't just do something you hate because somebody wants you to do it or for its pay, do what you love to do. Because a day where you enjoyed what you were doing, I can guarantee will be at least ten times better than a day wasted in a job you hate no matter how much that job pays.