Transcendental Pop Culture By Ping liu


“Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.”Search Results

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nico & Vinz

The group Vinz & Nico is the modern example of Nonconformity, they are the group of singer from Norway. Their song "Am I wrong" from 2013 is says about their mind and their life.

" If you tell me I am wrong,wrong.I don't wanna be right."They don't want to be "right" people says something is wrong because is different with other people,but be your-self is not wrong.

"Don't let them control your life"Vinz and Nico want to say don't let people around you control your life.The expectation from your parents,friends,family can not control you.They are brave to tell their idea,they don't want to be the same of others,Vinz and Nico are shows their way of nonconformity life in this song"Am I Wrong".

Self- Reliance

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado is the modern example of Self-Reliance is because her song"Afraid".In this song she shows her idea to this world,people discuss you,judge you,control you,you must be afraid to those people,afraid to this world.

"You are so afraid of what people might say.But that is okay,because you will get strong enough".In this sentence,Nelly Furtado shows her idea of self-reliance,when you are strong enough,when you are not afraid this world any more,you can be Self-Reliance.

"We all have the choice to take the lead or follow.L want to feel the light shine on me."She choice to let the light shine on her,she want to lead people against the world,she want to lead people's heart vibrates to that iron string .She is not afraid what people says,she is strong enough,she is life out the Self-Reliance.

Importance of Nature

“In the woods, too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life is always a child.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Leonardo Dicaprio

Leonardo Dicaprio is a famous actor,he is a modern example of Importance of Nature because he is very emphasize the natural and environmental protection.In 2007,he made a movie about the environment called ''The 11th hour".This movie is talk about the important of environmental protection.

in ''The 11th hour",he shows how fast is the environment changed and how was the people effect environmental damdge and environmental pollution.He want to remind people how important is the natural and hoe important is the environmental protection by this movie.

Leonardo Dicaprio is present the important of the natural in the award of the Oscars.He is very emphasize the natural and environment.He also perform a movie"Before the Flood",this movie is talk about environment's changed too.Leonardo Dicaprio is shows how did he emphasize the natural.

Favoring Intuition over Reason

”I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes…”

Walden,Henry David Thoreau

Jessica Long

Jessica Long is the modern example of Favoring Intuition over Reasona,she is a American paralympic swimmer,she get 89 gold medals and many silver medal sinces she start swimming to now in many different Summer Games and Swimming Championships.

Jessica Long is a legless American paralympic swimmer.when she was 18 months old,her lower legs were amputated because of fibular hemimelia,but she is very brave,she love to try new things,she tried many different kind of sport,when she was 12,she learned how to swimming in swimming pool of her grandparents' house.

Even the swimming practice is harder than other people,but she is brave,she finally become the paralympic swimmer of America.The most important thing is that Jessica Long found out her life's purpose.

Simplified Life

“Live your life. Do your work. Then take your hat.” “Conscience,”

Henry David Thoreau

Casey Abrams

Casey Abrams is the modern example of the Simplified Life,because his song ”simple life”,this song is talk about what is the condition of his life and what is his idea od simplify life.The song ”Simple life”was post in 2012.

The song ”Simple life" is says "Don't need no TV I don't need no phoneDon't need no speedy car to get me home.Don't need no nothing all I need is time for the simple life"shows how did Casey Abrams think for simple life,he doesn't need other things,he only need time for simple life.This song shows he is life for his life,all he need is time for his life with him-self.

"I solve one problem and another one's popping up.And ain't it ironic how the problem gets chronic.'Cause when you got it good, you just don't know when to stop"shows he has many problems he have to solve,he has many little details control his life.He know he can stop it,he can stop controled by those little things,so Casey Abrams says his idea,he wants to life simply,he wants to life his life.


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