Transcendentalism Project BY: Breanna Miranda

Self-Reliance

“ Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of everyone of it's members… Self-reliance is its aversion." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Self-Reliance is the key to a vigorous life. A man must look inward to find his own answers." -Robin Williams

Robin Williams was self- reliant because he was very independent in his career and very fond of what he did. He didn't care about anyone's negative opinions and went on about his own life and did things his own unique way. This quote by Williams explains how being self- reliant is the key to a positive and successful life but you must dig deeper to discover your own remedy.

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…” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We are facing a tipping point of environmental crisis unprecedented in human history and our very survival is dependent on protecting nature." -Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio came out in a reality film called "Before the Flood" about saving the planet. He was selected to represent nature and someone who cares about changing the environment. In the film he mentions how society is in an environmental crisis. This shows the importance of nature because he cares about changing the world to make it a better place by trying to save our environment, and to top it off, he found his true self going through the process of trying to change the world not only for himself, but for everyone else living on earth.

Favoring Intuition over Reason

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string”- “Self Reliance”, Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams."-Lady Gaga

This quote by Lady Gaga is saying that some women are dependent, and some are independent and don't need anyone to hold their hand for them to find their way to success. Lady Gaga represents reason over intuition because she has her own way of expressing herself, also she speaks up for herself and she doesn't care about anyone's opinions. She found her own way to success when everyone told her she wouldn't, but she didn't listen, she took her own route and she succeeded.

Simplified Life

“Live your life. Do your work. Then take your hat.” -”Conscience”, Henry David Thoreau

"Now it is human nature to want to eat to ones fill when hungry, to want to warm up when cold, to want to rest when tired. These are all part of people's emotional nature." -Xun Zi

This picture of the field of flowers, show simplicity and beauty because they derive themselves from being natural and fitting in perfectly with the natural environment. They have a purpose on being here and they serve it. They're no harm, they're just here to do what they have to, and when they die, they die.

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