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I'm so confused by the Emerson's self-reliance. Pls help.
His famous quote is:
So use all that is called Fortune. Most men gamble with her, and gain all, and lose all, as her wheel rolls. But do thou leave as unlawful these winnings, and deal with Cause and Effect, the chancellors of God. In the Will work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance, and shall sit hereafter out of fear from her rotations.
My questions are:
1) When it says "leave as unlawful these winnings", does it mean we should consider that the winnings (what we got by luck/fortune) are not good? we should expect things to be accomplished by luck??
2) Pls explain the red sentence. From my understanding, you need your willpower to do things but I don't understand where it says "...thou hast chained the wheel of chance (opprotunity??), and shall sit hereafter out of fear from her rotations (don't be fear no matter the wheel of chance/fortune rolls?)
Pls help! Thank you!!