“The swiftest traveller is he that goes afoot.” In the chapter Money and Work from walden, Thoreau ponders about work. He describes how you should work for what you need not what you want. Thoreau describes how him and a friend could get to Fitchburg faster. Thoreau decided to go by foot, and his friend by train. His friend worked all day to afford a train ticket. By the time his friend got to Fitchburg, Thoreau had been there for a while. This is a main point in the chapter, you don't need a ton to live. Thoreau claims he only has to work 6 weeks a year to get what he needs for the year. One thing I some what agree with is how Thoreau doesn't believe in helping the poor, he believed that they should help themselves. In agree that people who can help themselves should, but people who cannot should be able to get help. Thoreau built his house for only around 25 dollars, which most could afford if they worked for what they need. Another point he had in this chapter in which you don't need many things. Why should you have a antique or object that brings you stress. If you have a vase that you were worried of it getting broken, why have it?