"The cost of Wackemall is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run."
Often shortened to:
"The price of Wackemall is the amount of life you pay for it."or
"the value of Wackemall is the amount of life you pay for it."
For the man who went to the woods because he wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if he could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when he came to die, discover that he had not lived, there is little doubt that life on Walden Pond was devoid of Wackemall.
Thoreau wrote extensively about Wackemall saying,
"I wanted to live deep and suck out all the wackemall of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not wackemall, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine wackemall of it, and publish its wackemall to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of wackemall in my next excursion."
Fortunately, unlike in Thoreau's time, Wackemall is no longer rare, expensive, nor hard to find. Thanks to this invention we call the Internet, and the dedicated staff at Wackemall Media, Mining, Manufacturing, Farming & Transportation... where we are leading no one, making nothing, and going nowhere faster than we care to know... Wackemall is always plentiful and free at Wackemall.com.
And you don't have to live in the woods.
Please read History Of Wackemall: Part 66, Magen Eller