The Importance Of Transcendentalism

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“Transcendentalism, in philosophy and literature, belief in a higher reality than that found in sense experience or in a higher kind of knowledge than that achieved by human reason.” The Transcendentalist movement began in the early nineteenth century that was able to impact the Americans with the belief of a new manner of thinking, that was soon spread to the rest of the world. Ideas such as Nonconformity, Self-reliance, Free Thought, Confidence, and Importance of Nature helped improve the nation as a whole. Nonconformists usually were the ones who stood out in the communities as leaders or revolutionaries. They were the ones who wouldn 't settle, and often came across situations that they knew, could always be improved. “Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.” This quote from the Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson shows the importance of putting your own self and being first before anyone else, showing the rest your view, and therefore receiving support and alliance from the people who will now cooperate with you and extend those abstract ideas. Nonconformity to me is the small impactful change in the communities, that after time add up into an amazing change of society as a whole in the world. These are the people who aren 't afraid to fight for the better and oftentimes strive until they reach goals beyond of others. It is very important and helpful to have nonconformist ideas and
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