Transcendentalism Pop Culture Project by daniel garcia


"Every man alone is sincere at the entrance of a second person comes hypocrisy "

In 2014 Miley Cyrus came out with a controversial music video to her hit single wrecking ball. Miley was always known as the small town girl because of her show Hannah Montana on Disney channel. After leaving Disney she was tired of being something she wasn't and started dressing and acting like a grown adult wearing clothes that showed every crack you can think of. She began to get a lot of heat saying that she had an obligation to set a good example but in an interview she responds with " why should I pretend to be something I'm not just to benefit other people" Miley is a great repensentation of non comformity by her courage and commitment to being herself.

Self reliance

"Trust thyself: every heart beats to its own iron string"

In the 2016-2017 NFL season Aaron Rodgers showed a great example of self reliance. With an injured wide receiving core and a sub par running back. In the wide receivers Aaron Rodgers had a recovering jordy Nelson a hurt Randall Cobb and two reicevers from the practice squad and still managed to have a winning record in the playoffs jordy Nelson got hurt again and had to bring up another kid from the practice squad and they still managed to beat the number 1 seed of the Dallas cowboys in all they fell short but Aaron Rodgers put the team on his back all the way to the NFC championship.

Importance of nature

“Though it is now dark, the wind still blows and roars in the wood… and the repose is never complete. The wildest animals do not repose, but seek their prey now…” (Thoreau)

Steve Irwin or as many know him as the crocodile hunter was a man who preached about haw important nature was and how we must preserve the sacred animals. His contribution to saving animals all over the world is unmeasurable. Steve used the television to get out the word that nature was so important with shows like the crocodile hunter where he would find hurt crocodiles and he would care for them and set them back to the wild. This showed the world that it was good to help the animals but not to harm them unnecessarily.

Simplified life

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

Lil dicky is a new up and coming rapper with came out with the hit single "save dat money" save dat money is about how he is rich but he doesn't like to spend his money lovishly he jokes and says it's because he's Jewish. But he has a line in the song that says "Rap game got it all wrong We ain't 'bout to go and spend money just to flex on her" this is him saying that all these other rappers spend money for no reason just to impress people but dicky is different and saves day money.

Intuition over reason

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

Steve jobs is the creator of the iPhone he was constantly told that his ideas were out of reach and stupid but he preseveired and still made the iphone dispite everyone tell him other wise because he knew what he could do and what his technology could do


Created with images by phtorxp - "the clouds blue sky nature" • Kincse_j - "bird falcon nature" • MelissaRose14 - "IMG_6949" • tpsdave - "mountains man climbing" • Brian Giesen - "Packers - Bears Game" • werner22brigitte - "flying seagull bird" • Dan Ingham - "Steve Irwin" • qiye - "dorayaki snacks afternoon tea snacks" • biffyboy - "Intuition"

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