I enjoyed reading these two short chapters. This passage reminded me that's quality writing need not be lengthy, to be affected. A writer often says more with less. My favorite quote from these two vignettes of chapters was “I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.” What I think Thoreau is trying to say is change others perception of you, but do not change your self. This compares to changing who you are to be a part of a certain group, clique or "crew." I believe many relate to this quote even hundred after the book was written on the shores of Walden Pond. In just reading these first few chapters, I have realized how great Thoreau is at connecting with his readers, nor matter if it's across the country, or a thousand years later. His words still stay prevalent in today's world. It's an important part of why Thoreau's work is so famous, it's because every one can relate to what he writes. I think that if Hank hadn't mastered that trait, he would not have become as famous as he is. If there is one crucial idea to take away from these chapter, it's that you should change the outside of yourself, but not the inside.