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Ralph Waldo Emerson kept a journal most of his life as a form of self-reflection and self-improvement. He used it to explore his thoughts, experiences, and ideas, and to develop his philosophical and literary work. Writing in his journal helped him clarify his thinking and express his innermost thoughts.

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