Transcendentalism Project BY cerwinn Castillo

"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." -John F. Kennedy

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." -Rob Siltanen

Computer expert and ExCIA employee Edward Snowden released classified NSA documents in 2013 to the American people revealing global surveillance on citizens. Snowden argued to be a hero, patriot, a traitor, and whistle blower. What ever he is argued to be he stands out because of how defied law in order to do what is moraly right. Most people would have obeyed the law the government set forth and accept the money that was given to them for the job, but not Snowden believes in whats moraly right. Snowden believes that every citizen showed have a right of privacy and face no oppression from any form of government when it comes to freedom. Snowden doesn't even consider himself for hero for sacrificing his freedom in order to show the truth about government. Snowden even stated, "I don't see myself as a hero because what I'm doing is self-interested: I don't want to live in a world where there's no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity."

"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds."- Bob Marley

"Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for."- Ralph Waldo

On Tumblr wrote an article on a entrepreneur named Tai Lopez with a net worth of 3-5 million dollars. The article is called "Tai Lopez Net Worth l l Would He Be a Good Mentor for Me." This millionaire is claimed to have earn his wealth through self reliance and persistence. Tai Lopez self educated himself to approach big businesses to pay him Millions of dollars in trade for information and marketing. Tai Lopez even states, “If I’m great it’s because I’m standing on the shoulders of giants.” Which means that because of self reliance he's now in a better state of life. Tai Lopez now mentors people on what he has learn in self educating ones self and business.

"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift."- Albert Einstein

"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."- Mother Teresa

In 2007 a movie called "Into the Wild" based off nonfiction book showed a young mans journey to from breaking out society to the beautiful Alaskan Wilderness. The young man by the name Christopher McCandless is college graduate from Emory University that came from wealthy family. Despite having greatest of opportunities Christopher gave them up to separate from society and find himself in natural environment. Christopher traveled all over North America to Alaska without a single dime on journey. Every dime Christopher earn went to survival supplies for when he reached Alaskan wilderness, but it still wasn't enough for him to survive. At end of the Christopher journey he died free in Alaska Wilderness.

Christopher McCandless teaches viewers and readers about the poison society brings us now in days. Christopher teaches us that one can be enlightened by separating from society and embracing the wilderness. Albert Einstein states,"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift." Which means nature will bring out natural beauty out of human nature.

"Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give"- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In 2015 the movie "The Revenant" based off a fiction novel by Michael Punke is about the character named Huge Glass and his revenge for his sons death. This movies is about revenge and survival in rough north America forests. Glass is part of a hunting group that relies on glass instinct to track down game. Glass instinct was so great that it saved his life from a bear attack, but it left him in critical condition. When Glass was unconscious his son was killed by a member of group and Glass was left for dead. Glass instinct when he got out of his unconsciousness was to seek revenge.

Glass teaches viewers that you can't think when hunting you must rely on instinct and senses to keep you alive. Hunters have the greatest instinct when it comes to survival in the wilderness, people should use them as examples of trusting instinct over logic.

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."

"Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true"-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Simplified life has many benefits the world. A simple life cuts resources consumption and saves resources for the future generations. Simple life's are also easier to live and less stress. Their is many things one can do to simplify ones life such as have a small family, small house, and cut luxuries. Overall simple lives helps you and the world

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