In “Where I lived and What I lived for”, Henry David Thoreau talks about his thoughts on society and the importance of living a simple life. Thoreau in his writing, goes in depth about the way we been living in this world, saying “why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? implying the fact that we as human being been living our lives like a machine, doing the same things on a daily basis, and worrying about insignificant things, that at the end of the day we lose the ability to see the beautiful things in life. He goes on saying, after what he saw he decided to retreat into nature and live a simple life, so he could truly live out his life: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life…discover that I had not live”. Which he is suggest the idea of how important life is but how easily it can be overshadowed by materialistic possession, societal norms, or the want of social acceptance. That we are so caught up in superficial things, thing what won’t lead to happiness, but rather more issues. That only cure is to live simply and with a purpose. To reject things that we really don’t need and see the true significance of life, by going into nature, a place without any superficial things. That our life is filled with beauty and wisdom, that we need to start enjoying the little things in life, instead of being surrounded by materialism, so that we can say we did something in life.