In “Self-Reliance,” philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson Said that polite society has an unfavorable effect on one’s personal growth. He Said Self-sufficiency gives one the freedom to find one’s true self and attain true independence. According to Ralph Emerson, people follow their individual will instead of conforming to social expectations. also, he encourages his readers to be honest in their relationships with others and develop their own culture and focusing on individual rather than societal progress. Emerson rebukes his readers to avoid debt as debt will rob them of opportunities and self-confidence. Self-reliance is the foundation of efficient, productive and self-supporting society.