Transcendentalism Pop Culture Project Michael Saucedo


“Men do what is called a good action, as some piece of courage or charity, much as they would pay a fine in expiation of daily non-appearance on parade. Their works are done as an apology or extenuation of their living in the world. I do not wish to expiate, but to live. My life is not an apology, but a life.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

In in 1989 in the movie The Dead Poet Society Robin Williams Character John Keating wants his students to be unique and to do what they want. He tells them not to conform to society do what makes them happy even if some people may not agree with it. He teaches them to walk to your own beat to be unique and your own.

He says cease the day which is I think his most famous saying he wants you to view life from a different point of view they don't want them to walk the same line that someone told you or you feel that you have to do what you want.He makes his students stand on a desk to just see a different out look on life it may seem like something dumb but just seeing something in the smallest little difference can change your hole outlook on the subject.

One of his students apply for a play and he knows his dad wont agree to him doing the play,so he does it behind his back hes doing what he loves even if people might not agree.

Importance of Nature

“Throw a stone into the stream and the ripples that propagate themselves are the beautiful type of all influence.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature

For importance of nature Im using sheep and you maybe thinking why sheep,sheep are used for a verity of things lamb,hogget,mutton,and milk along with wool mainly used for every fiber we use clothing and most furniture.

Sheep provide us with so much we use and take for granite. Sheep basically keeps us warm at night,protecting us from the cold and rain.

Sheep are one of many facts of nature if we keep messing up ecosystems we will loose most of our precious animals and ecosystems. We will also loose our change to connect with it and find out more about yourself.

Simplified Life

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

Henry David Thoreau

Ghandi was known to his many followers as Mahatma, or “the great-souled one.”Gandhi believed that violence only invoked more violence and caused more problems then solved. He believed in spreading teaches and only using what he need for his travels.

He meditated learning about ones self and how other people saw things to try and defuses situation before it caused his trouble for his simple life.One of his quotes "I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet." that means he doesn't want people to change his beliefs or how he feels about certain subjects.


“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance

Terry Cruise born on July 30 1968 and is know 48 years old he still wants to improve himself by working out and always keeping positive.One of his quotes "Never stop being YOU.I am out to be the best ME I can be. Do what you Love and you will be a BADASS."

I think Terry Cruise represents Self-Reliance because he stays true to himself and wants to be the best person he can be.Even if some people might call him extreme or intense he doesn't let him being misunderstood get in the way off him being himself.

Terry Cruise always stays true to himself even voicing a character in a game that he loves, even if it might cause him trouble going back in to record lines.

intuition over reason

"Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe Terry Cruise is also intuition over reason because he loved overwatch and wants to voice a character in it. He wants to take the role of a game he likes even if it might cause him trouble because he needs to keep going back in to record lines.

Terry Cruise doing this over reason he could get paid way more by doing a commercial but hes doing this over the more profitable and easier alternative because he loves overwatch so he chose he one he wanted to do.

Terry Cruise visited the overwatch headquarters in January 7,2017 thats when everyone speculated him to voice there new character obviously thats little info to assume he would voice a charter but 2 weeks later he did a audition and posted it on his social media that showed he wanted to voice the charter which is amazing.


Created with images by juliejordanscott - "Path walked daily by both Bronson Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthone" • esiul - "insect nature live" • .Elisa. - "nature" • dew drop157 - "Talking sheep" • FolioRoad - "rocks" • zombieite - "SELF RELIANCE"

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