Please interpret this quote If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer Let him step to the music which he hears however measured or far away?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

To begin, you need to understand that the phrase "keep pace," which we now associate only with speed, would have meant something more along the lines of "keep rhythm" in today's usage, although speed might have been implied as well. The image of a group marching to the beat of a drum, whether this is a parade or a military unit, suggests conformity and orthodoxy. To "march to the beat of a different drummer" is simply to live in a way that is outside the norm. I take this quote to mean that if someone is eccentric or doesn't share your same values, goals, etc. then he or she simply has a different take on life, and that you should respect that person's views whether or not they are your own.
ANSWER: People love their systems, and most people thrive in established systems, others don't. If you are not flourishing and prospering living your life the way every one else thinks you should be doing it, stop doing it that way, and march to the beat of your own drum.
1 person found this useful

How far away can you hear a tornado?

It varies widely. In some cases a tornado can be heard over a mile away, in other cases you can't hear it until it's just about on top of you.

Where does this quote come from If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer Let him step to the music he hears however measured or far away?

It was written by Henry David Thoreau, an American author (1817-1862). ADDENDUM . It is from the last chapter, chapter 18, of Thoreau's Waldon . Here is some of the context

How far away can an eagle hear?

Eagles are not distinguished for their hearing, but this does notmean that they have poor hearing. Diurnal birds of prey like hawksand eagles use their hearing to locate prey

How far away can you hear fireworks?

Short answer: It depends Long answer: It depends on the humidity, wind speed/direction, air pressure, type of ground, presence of barriers, background noise levels and the s
In Domestic Dogs

How can dogs hear from far away?

Their ears are simply more sensitive to sound than are human ears.Their sense of smell is even more fantastic and amazing than theirhearing. Dogs also have a keen sense of sou