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“No man ever stood the lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothes; yet I am sure there is greater anxiety, commonly, to have fashionable… clothes, than to have a sound conscience,”

According to the preceding passage, the reader can infer which of the following about Thoreau's attitude?


His apathy toward materialism, especially fashion.


His annoyance with holes in clothes being a fashion trend.


His disdain towards society’s obsession with fashion.


His disgust with society’s tendency for excess.


His frustration with the misplaced values of society.

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