Transcendentalism in my eyes is a certain way of living life. They believe that an individual is at their best and most pure when they are truly independent and creating their own path if you will. They believe that the reason people are so corrupted today is because of society and what it teaches people including standards and ways of living. They think that if an individual creates their own path then they can live an independent life and not follow societies path of corruption. Another belief of theirs is that the true beauty of someone or something is when it is at it's most natural state. They don't view as beauty being the physical appearance of something, but it's natural purity and the good that individual or thing possesses.