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After reading Walden, what is ironic about Thoreau's statement, “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify”?
Ironic because Thoreau admonishes those that do not look deeply into every detail of life.
Ironic because of the exhaustive attention to detail in his retelling of several of his profound learning experiences.
ironic, because Thoreau lives a contemplative life in constant thought about his next life's journey.
Ironic, because The discussion of simplicity is so elevated, in prose, that it is inaccessible to common people.
Ironic, because frittered is a complicated and negatively connotative word.