Examples Of Transcendentalism

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The transcendentalists thought that individuality and self-reliance was true. For example Emerson says in his essay from self-reliance to “speak your latent conviction and it shall be the universal sense”. This means that you need to stop holding what you are holding back from saying and just say what you want to say. Theses song help represent that. The first song is "Don't Kick The Chair" by Dia Frampton ft. Kid Cudi. It is a very good example of the transcendentalism because it promotes the belief that you can't let pressure from everyone around you break you down or change you, as stated in the chorus with the lines "Have you ever felt like everybody’s watching waiting for you to lose have you ever felt like you’re living in a spot light searching for the real you" and "Don't kick the chair, it can only get better". In the part of the song performed by Kid Cudi, he says "You don't need no help, you can be better all by yourself" which correlates with the transcendental idea that you can do anything you put your mind to, and don't need to be dependent on other people. All in all, this song is a great example of transcendental views in the way that it promotes believing in yourself and not letting the pressure of society get to you or…show more content…
The first view this song supports is that you are in charge of your own life and destiny; the lines "No one else, no one else can speak the words on your lips. Drench yourself in words unspoken live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten," represent that perfectly. Another view this song embraces is one of non-comformity and being willing to do what others may not in the lines of "I break tradition, sometimes my tries are outside the lines. We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way". This is a wonderful song that represents transcendentalist
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