Modern Transcendentalism by kayla teter

A Nonconformist is someone whose views or ideas go against modern society's views or ideas.

Adolf Hitler

An example of a modern day nonconformist would be Adolf Hitler. He had his own opinion on how he wanted the world to look. Although his method of achieving these ideas ended in his untimely suicide, Hitler will always be known as the man who started the holocaust. His nonconformity lead him to be widely known through his time till now. He had good intentions for his country, but they had catastrophic consequences but nonetheless he was a very evil man.

Knowing that Hitler was a nonconformist shows that nonconformity is both good and bad. A man such as him who had these strange ideas of how he wanted the world to look is outrageous and goes against what many people stand for, but a someone who has outrageous ideas and doesn't effect society as a whole can be considered good.

Self reliance is being independent in your thoughts and actions.
Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is an example of a self reliant person and also a modern day transcendentalist. Lovato is know for her music, acting, and voice. Her music portrays the hardships she went through suffering from Bipolar Disorder, BED, and depression. Lovato stopped her career when it started to take off to better self as a person. She went to rehab and did what she thought was necessary to survive.

Now Lovato is active in fitness and writes her music to those who need help to push passed the hard times. She tells her story of how she came from living a life of pain to living a life worth living. She is a transcendentalist because she rises above her adversity, she stands up for what she believes in and stays true to her words.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Importance of God/Nature

Here Emerson portrays an example what living a life to the fullest truly is. He's telling to take what we've been given and explore it to it's depth. Emerson teaches us how to grab life by the reigns and to find the unexpected joys out of the small things.

Emerson helps the reader engage the world as something to cherish and not take for granted. He tells us to rely on what God has given us and we'll live a prospering life. Finally Emerson teaches us to do what you would never do, to take risks, to live.

Intuition > Reason - Going with your gut rather then life's gut.

Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg is a great example of following your gut. He dropped out of Harvard Law to create one of the most successful social media websites, Facebook. He took his ideas and sculpted them into a billion dollar idea. Zuckerberg created Facebook in his dorm room in 2003.

Zuckerberg now hold a share of 27 billion dollars in Facebook. He is very successful because he did what someone else wouldn't dare to do. He put his mind to work and cooked out the website that connects millions all over the world.

Simplified Life- A simplified life is one lived using only the basic needs to survive

Jennifer Lawrence

Many people know of the Hunger Games star, Jennifer Lawrence, but don't actually know that she lives a very humble life outside of her stardom. She lives in an LA apartment with her family and does her own shopping to save money hiring personal assistance's.

Lawrence drives an older car and tried to stay away from high dollar stores that draw a lot of attention. She is one star known to use coupons and use her money wisely.

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