In Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay on "Self-Reliance," he writes, "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string." What do you think he means and how does this relate to being a self-reliant individual? What does it truly mean to "trust thyself"? How does a person learn to trust? Emerson also writes, "Insist on yourself; never imitate." Do you agree or disagree with this statement and why?