"What you get by achieving your goals is not nearly  as important as what you become by achieving your goals"  - Henry David Thoreau    What do you think Thoreau means by this?  What did it mean to you as you read it now?  Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, historian. Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern...