One can learn a lot by reading Thoreau's walden. Especially in economy where he talks about money and work. “In short, I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one's self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely; as the pursuits of the simpler nations are still the sports of the more artificial.” Excerpt From: Fitzsimmons, John. “Fitz's Abbreviated Walden 1-4.” iBooks. This quote really stuck out to me because it is something that you see around everywhere This is what I took away from this section of economy. That, people are too obsessed with their jobs and money, while, their jobs should only be a pastime activity so that they can make enough money to live. Not enough money to have four cars and have everything done for you, but, to have enough money so you can surviving in the harsh world. Because, what er learned in necessities is, what do you really need to live, in the money and work part of economy, Thoreau tells his friend to take the train while he goes on foot, and explains how with the train you have to pay the fare then there are billion other reasons of what will happen, the train starts off and them goes to different spots, and you end up getting there late that night or early the next morning, with less money, and you became part of the work as well. As for Thoreau who would go on foot, he would arrive earlier and without having to pay any money. Just because he wasn't lazy and he would walk. I feel like this can be an analogy for most things in life as well, if you want something done for you quicker and the way you want it, do it yourself and do not rely on others to do it for you. Why take the train when you have two perfectly good feet which you can use to walk with.