Walt Whitman On Being

E29621A8-0486-41A0-9547-EA5E9591A944Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892)

The quality of being, in the object’s self, according to its own central idea and purpose, and of growing there from and there to — not criticism by other standards, and adjustments there to — is the lesson of Nature… Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul.