Transcendentalism Pop Culture Project Naibe vargas


" I am not made like any of those I have seen. I venture to believe that I am made like any of those who are in existence. If I am not better, at least I am different " _ Jean Jacques Rosseau

Punk Rock is a strong example of nonconformity because the singers express their feelings through the lyrics, many of their feelings are dark and depressing, which was and is still not accepted by all in society today. Punk rock first began in the 1970's and still continues today. Many singers of punk rock think that they should be different and not be like everyone else.

This example strongly relates to nonconformity because transcendentalist believe that everyone should speak their mind and not be like everyone else and do the same as others. " I'd rather be hated for who I am, rather than loved for who I am not " -Kurt Cobain. This quote shows how these kinds of people felt when they were not be accepted by society.

Self Reliance

" Nothing can bring you peace but yourself " - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Brown family, are on a show called “Alaskan Bush People”. They were discovered by the discovery channel. They are modern day examples of self-reliance because they chose to live out in the wild, off the grid. They do not use electricity, or shop at the market. This family provides their own food for themselves. The Brown family live in the Alaskan wilderness. They are a family nine. The father Billy Brown, his wife Ami and their 5 boys and 2 girls, all of which are grown. The Browns are so far off the grid of civilization that they say they won't see an outsider for 6 to 9 months. They hunt for their own food and provide their own water, They used what the environment around them gave them to build a one room cabin, in which they all live in. (2016)

The Brown's are a strong example of self reliance because they chose to live out in the wilderness where there is no internent, heat, or ways to buy food and water, they are strong independent people who believe that they don't need the help of anyone or anything to survive. The Browns have shown the world that anyone can make it in the wilderness, by raising 7 children over the age of 15 years old.

This modern day example shows Transcendentalism because famous transcendentalist, Henry David Thoreau went out into the woods for a long period of time and lived just like the Browns. I think Thoreau would very much enjoy watching this exciting series and maybe even want to neighbor with them.

Importance of Nature

" I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues " - Dr, Seuss, The Lorax

The Lorax is a good example of importance of nature because it’s about all the preservation of the trees and land, in the end the people of Thneedville realize the mistake they made by tearing all the trees down, they learn to respect nature in its natural aspect. The movie was recreated after the book " The Lorax ", by Dr. Seuss. (2012)

This is a good example of importance of nature because many people don't appreciate nature what what it does for people and in the movie the people finally realize why nature is so important to people and why without people wouldn't be the same. The quotes relates to importance of nature because it says that more people need to appreciate nature and need to realize what an impact it can have humans.

Favoring Intuition Over Reason

" When Mexico sends it's people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. they're sending the people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists " - Donald Trump

Our new President, Donald Trump shows a good example of favoring intuition over reason because he has a mind set that all Mexicans that cross the border are all evil and want to cause harm to American people and the society. while running for president in 2016 he stated that all Mexicans are rapist and do drugs. When in reality the people who cross the bored are looking to get away from that type of environment and look for a better life. There is no proof that all immigrants are rapist, many of them are hard workers who want fresh start. However, Trump's beliefs for Mexicans are so strong that he plans on building on wall to separate U.S. and Mexico.

The quote that is used is a part of one of Trump's speeches where he is very racist towards Mexicans. The quotes shows that Trump's beliefs and words show him favoring intuition over reason. Transcendentalist today would agree that Trump has his right to believe in what he thinks is right.

Simplified life

" Money is not required to buy ones necessity of the soul " - Henry David Thoreau

Tiny homes are good examples of having a simplified life because people that live in them understand that they do not need to have big expensive homes to live a happy life because money can not buy you happiness. tiny house owners believe that they do not even need a normal sized home to be happy, they realize that in order to live a happy life they only need the necessities. (2017)

The quote relates to the example because the quote is saying that nobody needs money to live a happy life, and people who think that they need everything that is expensive to be happy are wrong. I think if Thoreau knew about tiny houses he would be very proud of what people have came up with and that many people live in tiny houses.


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