-Henry David Thoreau-
Money and work had an interesting way to it, Thoreau explained in this section that people that are smart and reasonable with their resources it will come back to them. I thought that Thoreau was trying to prove that money isn't all that it's cracked up to be, meaning money isn't always as important as many other people believe that it is, I believe that through living the way you want, freely and simply, you are able to be enlightened by simple and easy things.
When you put down all the material things and think about life openly and objectively, then you'll be able to possibly think as Thoreau did. When he spoke to one of his acquaintances about traveling he said, “I wonder that you do not lay up money; you love to travel; you might take the cars and go to Fitchburg today and see the country." But I am wiser than that. I have learned that the swiftest traveller is he that goes afoot. I say to my friend, Suppose we try who will get there first. The distance is thirty miles; the fare ninety cents."
"That is almost a day's wages. I remember when wages were sixty cents a day for laborers on this very road. Well, I start now on foot, and get there before night; I have travelled at that rate by the week together. You will in the meanwhile have earned your fare, and arrive there some time tomorrow, or possibly this evening, if you are lucky enough to get a job in season. Instead of going to Fitchburg, you will be working here the greater part of the day.” Thoreau was smarter to know that if you think about where u want to go and how long it will take you to get there whether by walk or by fare, you have to think about which will be a better way for you.