Transcendentalism is the philosophy that the principle of reality can be found the process of higher thought. Basically, all that means is being true to yourself through self empowerment and knowledge. You can be self empowered by being you in a sea of 7 billion people. There is no right or wrong way to be you, thats something you have decide on. Though you can decide on what you learn. Knowledge truly is power and also enlightenment. To have knowledge of the world around you is to have power, to an extent, to control the world you. Empower and educate yourself, be a transcendentalist, and see how the world around you changes your benefit.