Transcendentalism Pop Culture Project Lynette Perez

Nonconformity

“If you don’t fit in then you’re probably doing the right thing” -Henry David Thoreau

At the 2012 grammy’s, Nicki Minaj showed up in an outfit that everyone thought was weird for this event but she did not care because she was showing nonconformity. She wore a red versace cape dress that was long and puffy with black beads. To accessorize, she wore red satin gloves and a blonde wig.

Self-Reliance

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

In 2012 Kendrick Lamar released a song called “I” . In the chorus he would say he loves himself and during the rap, a lady raps about perseverance

Importance of Nature

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”-Frank Lloyd wright

In the 2013 Katy Perry music video “roar”. It takes place in a forest with animals. In the video, Katy Perry is stuck in the forest from a plane crash and is learning to be independent and make friends with animals.

Favoring Intuition Over Reason

“Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Alessia Cara favored intuition over reason but it took her a while. She is a beautiful singer and her teacher would always tell her to get recognized because she is talented. Alessia soon started posting videos on youtube.Then in 2015 she sang an original song “here” on the tonight show with jimmy fallon and was nominated for a streamy award and is now big in her career.

Simplified Life

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beyonce has a simplified life because although she is crazy famous, she wants to live a simple with experiments. For example, in 2017 she found out she is having twins. She just wants to live a normal family life but also while having a big singing career.

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