Another statement Thoreau made was, “Go confidently in the direction of you dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify you life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” This reminds Linda Seaton who ended up going sailing with Johnny and the Potter’s because it was her dream to do something out of the ordinary, not something someone of her class might be caught doing. She wanted to do something spontaneous and live the simple life, which all in all will make her life more enjoyable and less stressful. As you can see just like Emerson and Thoreau Johnny and Linda also lived the romantic way of life.