Emerson is also explaining that the soul sees the truth, which Emerson believes is the key to living true to yourself as everyone is better off if they follow their own truths. When people follow their own truths, they are “safe at last” meaning they are living the way they are supposed to live (Emerson 31). In other parts of his essay, Emerson says that the soul is light, that the relation of the soul to the divine spirit is pure, and that the soul “becomes.” Emerson consistently provokes a positive connotation for the word soul because your soul is the most important part that makes you who you are, as it contains your
The Glee cast has this cool way of redefining humanity and themselves any day that they please. In James Sire’s book, he states that the Postmodernist “are only what we describe ourselves to be (UND 226).” Kurt states, “I Like me just the way I am and I’m not going to change for anyone.” I believe that this is a great way to conclude the belief system of the Glee cast and the belief system of a typical Postmodernist. In a nutshell, the Worldview likes to define who they are. They like to live life pleasing themselves and choosing what they believe should be right or wrong. Once they have defined themselves, they will not let anyone get in their way, because no one else has a right to judge them or tell them that the way that they are living is wrong.
In his essay, Emerson urges people to remain consistent with their past. However, this statement does not make sense in some cases. So, Emerson wants every person to remain themselves and not adapt to “society’s demands and conventions” (Emerson). Consequently, his response to Gordon’s and Sahagun’s article would be that every person should have tenacity in them, should not blindly follow the crowd, and be themselves. Emerson would see the egoistic nature of the people of Gen Y, and would be glad if it stayed the same.
Heroes separate themselves from the rest because they don’t allow struggle to stop them from achieving great things” (111). This description is easily relatable to everyday life, in saying that no matter how hard life gets, we should never let the fear of our obstacles
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma- which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other's opinions drown out of your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow you're heart and intuition,” (Steve Jobs). You should do the right thing and never give up.
This story showed us that though it may be far fetched we need to treat everyone with kindness and respect, and we shouldn't wish any harm on them. This tale shows that we have to live for the moment and enjoy every second we have with everyone as we don't know their fate or destiny, we don't know how much time we have left with them. Yes as I have stated time and time again you could believe that this was all a major fortuity and Mr. White's wishes had nothing to do with the known outcome. If that is your opinion and that is the side you choose to stand by that is fine, but never underestimate a wish. And if you don't agree with my claim, still remember to enjoy the moments you have on this earth.
Emerson says, “But the great man in the midst of a crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude” (Emerson, 247) it is saying to be a great man they have to stand out in the crowd and not conform to society. Because if we just follow society blindly we just all become the same and nobody stands out. This is all true since nobody wants to break a rule so they just follow it and live a normal life. But if we act different we are to be an outcast which is why he adds the line “perfect sweetness the independence of solitude” (Emerson, 247) which is trying to say it is a misunderstanding to be an outcast and we should not fear it. Since we have to stand out in the midst of the crowd we have to do things that aren’t the same as others which is why Emerson says, “There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide” (Emerson, 246) Which is saying that we should not copy others and think for ourselves because if we copy others we should just commit suicide.
It all depends on whether you are willing to accept the change or if you want to continue living the same life. We should never take our life for granted no matter what the situation may be. If some people consider change, I hope they make a good change and not a bad one. People change every day and we will just have to accept it unless we feel as if it will cause harm to an individual’s
Transcendentalism is an appealing philosophy because it encourages individuals to rely on themselves, to ignore other’s accusations, and to accept one’s unique place. Transcendentalism is an appealing philosophy because it encourages individuals to rely on themselves. Emerson claims, “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string” (Emerson 364). The author explains by trusting oneself, a person can truly be content with their life. The individual will be happy in what they do and wherever they go.