“It appeared to me that for a like reason men remain in their present low and primitive condition; but if they should feel the influence of the spring of springs arousing them, they would of necessity rise to a higher and more ethereal life.” Excerpt From: Fitzsimmons, John. “Fitz's Abreviated Walden 1-4.” I really enjoyed reading this part of Thoreau's walden, I felt like it really tied in with the necessities part of the chapter. What it really meant to me was how you don't really need all this stuff to live, you don't need a huge house or a really nice car to live. But the thing is that it is different for every single person. Everybody has different things that make them happy. This is where i feel like Thoreau can go wrong. Maybe people don't really want to live a simple life because they enjoy working hard. But, like Thoreau said in the beginning of economy. This book is not for the people who are happy with what they are and how they work, and especially if they know how they got there. In the experiment Thoreau goes and builds his own house for an extremely cheap prices for the things he had to pay for. Thus shows that you do not really have to pay an extremely high amount for a house with many excess rooms that some of which you may barley even use. One room can have many multiple purposes, you do not have to have a different room for a different purpose. Thoreau only had one room and it is pretty much where he did everything when he was in his house. When he wasn't he had everything he needed all around him. But he didn't need to really pay for it because he relied on the land. But very few people rely on the land like Thoreau. Most people claim that he wasn't really living on the land because he went and ate dinner at the Emerson's and brought his laundry to his mom every week. He did do both of those things, but, like he said before in the introduction. He did not move out to walden to try and survive, he went to go and get a better view of society.