Transcendentalism pop culture project Jordan Roybal

Quote 1. Nonconformity

“I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes” Walden, Henry David Thoreau

In today's society there is a huge industry in the clothing and fashion this compares to Henry David Thoreau. Henry David Thoreau wanted to make a difference, he wanted to show the fashion industry that everyone and anyone could do what ever they wanted in style. By him quoting saying enterprises that requires new clothes, he basically talking to the audience and is trying to send out the message to everyone that, everyone is their own person and no one can change one another. A pop icon for example asap rocky is a huge impact to the fashion world. Asap rocky is a young african american man he is famous for his music career and now he is finding his way in to fashion industry. Asap rocky is now modeling for a very expense brand that goes by the name Dior. Asap Rocky the icon for pop mad his way in to the fashion industry by wearing trendy apparel, witch is now paying off for him. Asap is a very talented man to make it in this world with not one but two huge industry's. Im a fan of Asap Rocky's music so i can not wait to see what he dose in the fashion industry, various sites are claiming that asap is releasing his own line of clothing. I believe Asap has the talent to do this, and i would be a huge supporter to his creations. I wish he mixed his music with his fashion ability and create's something mind changing.

Quote 2. Self- Reliance

“Society everywhere is a conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members..Self-reliance is its aversion.”Self Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson

The show Kate plus 8 shows us an perfect example of self reliance because raising 8 kids is an big challenge in life and to the society. The whole story and tv started when she had her husband to support her with her 8 kids. The tv show was created and it all started Pennsylvania with her husband named John they were supporting all 8 kids by there selfs and the TLC network got out to them, ever since then they have had us and downs. Kate and John have alway had special relationships with there kids, they both love them and supported them. As they got older things started to intensify between Kate and John their relationship started to weaken and take a toll. In 2009 Kate and John decided to get a divorce for the better of there children. This kids didn't take the divorce lightly it was a sad time for them and a un forgettable time as well. This ties in with the quote from Ralph Waldo because he is speaking out for self reliance, after Kate and John split, Kate took the kids and left there home. Kate is a self reliant person because she took responsibility for all 8 kids. she continued the show without john and was able to take care of all her children. This takes real courage because people with kids know how it is to take care of one or two kids much less 8. The pain for all singe moms is unbearable, i feel the government should take more care in the mothers that are single.

Quote 3. 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 an child.”

In society today i feel like nature is an new trend by all the festivals that they provide in nature for example Coachella, and hard summer. Coachella is one of the biggest music festivals in the world, a years salary is 17 million us dollars. 99,000 people attend this 6 day event. This relates with pop culture because of all the famous artist that attend. Coachella is in palm springs California and is the biggest musical event in the world. Over 1,000 famous pop artist attend, this is wear the fans get a chance to see all there favorite artist at one time. Not only do famous music artist attend also very popular DJ's are hired to play in the background for the music performances. The importances of this event is its outside in nature, this is better then a concert or at a arena or a stadium because its a different vibe. The people who attend this festival are all ages, this is what makes this festival so attractive, kids and teens can all have a great time even older people attend this with there whole family. Their are more festivals that are outdoors other than Coachella for example hard summer, Loolapalooza, cream fields, and EDC. These all have a similarity with the quote “In the woods too,a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life is always an child.” because a man who waned to explore and travel outside had the same ideas that a man or women who invented the outdoor festivals. I feel that inside everyone there is a heart and everyone has a music passion.

Quote 4. Favoring Intuition over Reason

“That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.” -”Journals 1856,” Henry David Thoreau

For example this quote relates to an very rich man named bill gates, i feel this quote relates because bill gates is donating 95 percent of his money to charities around the world, and this pleasures him. Bill gates is the riches man in the world and one of the smart's ones. Bill gates is not the only man who has a charity for the less fortunate. Its astonishing to see rich help out the poor because this is what the world should revolve around. Seeing rich people being happy by helping others is an aspect that a lot more people should pick up. The quote “That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.” -”Journals 1856,” Henry David Thoreau relates to the charity that Bill Gates is operating because Henry is saying money cant buy you happiness, helping out one another is better then keeping it all for yourself because you cant die with all your money. Living the lavish life is a great way to live but i think Henry is trying to say is the lil things matter the most, sometimes its not all about the car, clothes, and house's its about making all humans equal.

Quote 5. Simplified Life

“Our life is frittered away by detail simplify , simplify. -Walden, Henry David Thoreau

This quote is talking about the simple things in life, the simple things in life are alway the best things in life. The simplest things like a smile can change someones day, for example studies show that 86.6 percent of people who get smiled at get a smile back. i feel that if we come together as a society the world will see change and change is always a good thing. The world is always gonna have problems but its the simple things that this world needs to start doing to make it a better place not only for our selfs but for others also. Another example is people who have small houses tend to live my the simple things in life because they are the ones with the less problems and less money usually. On the other hand the people with the bigger house and nicer thing with more money usually have bigger problems. Henry David is trying to make a the world a better place not other for the now but also for the future. The simplest things such as a relationship, new car, new clothes or just being happy is a huge impact in life witch will set you up for susses and wealth. simplified life can relate to the culture of every human being because everyone needs to have at least one simple relaxed day. The simple life evolves around everyone.


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