Self Reliance

This week’s entry is based on Emerson’s concept of Self Reliance (this can be found on the Week 1 Reading List).
What does self-reliance mean to Emerson? Why did Emerson use examples of childhood so often?  How are children more self-reliant than adults?  Do you believe you are self-reliant according to his standards? Is it more difficult to be self-reliant in today’s world or in Emerson’s time?
Please only use quotes from our reading from our course readings found on our module homepage. Do not “google” quotes or quotes from secondary and/or online sources. If you do so, it will result in a deduction from your overall grade on this assignment.