The Hobgoblin of Public Education and Conformity

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“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds…” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance 1841.

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American Transcendentalist Philosopher and Essayist. In this quote from his 1841 Essay entitled “Self-Reliance,” Emerson is highlighting the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency. Emerson advocates for each individual to gain a…