“ Is it so bad to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and socrates, and jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and newton, and every pure wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson "Noncomformity"
As one of societys biggest reality television judge and producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Simon Cowell seems to not care what other people think about him. Simon Cowell is fifty seven years old and is from london, Majority of society views him as such a mean and rude person for his personality. It doesnt get any more real than Simon Cowell becuase he says what he wants and does as he pleases. Simon Cowell got the title of being a rude person when he began being a judge for the worldwide known show called "American Idol" that started in 2002, all the way up too 2016. Even though American idol is not shown anymore, Simon Cowell continues to show his noncomofrmaty attitude on his new show "America's Got Talent." Simon cowell definetly gets the attention, but the attention isnt always positive
Simon Cowel reflects to Nonconformaty becuase he does not care what other people think about him, he will say what he feels is the truth. As a Judge of numerous competion shows, Simon Cowell is one of the straight forward people you will ever come across. , Emerson would appreciate this modern example becuase he is one of the more respect judge's across the nation.
“ Society everywhere is a conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.. Self-Reliance is its aversion.
“Self-reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everybody recognizes the name Kobe Bryant, otherwise known as the "Black Mamba". Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players to ever play in the NBA, if not one of the greatest, he is the greatest. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships with the Lakers. Bryant is an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. He led the NBA in scoring during two seasons. Ever since Kobe Bryant was the best High school football player in the country, he has always had the title of being a "ball-hog", That title and self reliant attitude has gotten Bryant to be the Greatest of all time.
Kobe Bryant shows self reliance because he has always been an independent player. Coaches always tell you to play as a team but in the eyes of Kobe Bryant, or his fans... he is the team! Kobe Bryant is a wonderful example of self reliance because he is the player that will take the buzzer beater shot for the win, and if the ball isn't in his hands, his teammates will place it there.
Importance of Nature
“ In the woods we return to reason and faith. There i feel that nothing can befall me in life- no disgrace, no calamity…
“ Nature” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Bear Grylls is a natural born adventurer. Bear has a phenomenal military background and knows how to not only be self reliant but show the importance of nature. Some people may think that bear grylls knows how to survive better in the wild rather than those urban populated areas, and for those people, they are correct. Bear Grylls was born on June 7, 1974 and he has gotten his majority of support and popularity through his TV shows. People know who is becuase he gets left on random places located world wide and is forced to survive. Grylls has had numerous expeditions from climbing the Himalayas to crossing the Atlantic.
Bear Grylls shows the importance of nature becuase he uses things in our wildlife to survive and show how important it is to have knowledge in a survival situation. Bear Grylls can most likely spend the rest of his life in the wild and would have no problem doing it either. Bear shows our society different ways to survive through his television show, not only has bear inspired normal people like me and you, but he even has had famous rich people reach out to him to feel the real wild survival experience.
Favoring Intuition over Reason
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away”
-Walden, Henry David Thoreau
One Direction was a worldwide known music group that blew out the charts, from the fans ranging from young little girls to famous pop stars, the music band was loved dramatically. They were an english pop band that originated in England and the popularity carried all the way to the United States. Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015, were just as big of a sensation as the one and only Justin Bieber.
They didnt have the best image in the eyes of the modern teenage boy, and they recieved alot of hate but all of that neagtivity was blocked out by the love they recieved from their fans. The band shows Favoring Intuition over Reason becuase they sperated. Not just one of the mebers but later on the rest of the mebers realised that they wanted to be indipendent and live their life speratly becuase as theu were in that band, they lived as a group of brothers, but as a normal average person of our society, who really knows the main reason why the band split up but everything happenes for a reason and now they are indipendednt artists.
“That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.”
”Journals 1865, “Henry Thoreau
The Amish are a group of traditional christians that follow the simplicity of life. The Amish are known for the simplified life and plain dress. They are also known for the fact that they forbid technology and use the traditional practices to live life, very similar to the ones before technology inventions were apart of our daily lives. A study has shown that the Amish religion has grown in size, with more people practicing these traditional ways, The Amish continues to rise.
The Amish resemble a simplified life because they live their life "old school" and not keeping up with the modern generations. No technology means no television, no washer machine, no electricity. Though there is a new generation of The Amish, they still revolve their practices off of the original traditional ways that they know best. Sometimes a simplified life can make problems much easier and less confusing.