Transcendentalism

The Beauty in individualism

Individualism is one of the main beliefs held by transcendentalists. This is one that I strongly believe in, it is being your own person , having your own thoughts and making your decisions. No one should be forced to follow or give in into something that is not themselves. Everyone should be free to explore and find themselves not conform and be what someone else expects them to be. Beauty and the idea of it was changed with transcendentalists. The belief was that everything and everyone had beauty no matter what. Not only was there visual beauty seen in nature but beauty from the inside a person that could be seen in anyone, no longer was beauty only "skin deep". These ideas allowed for more individual freedom and redefined what people thought along with how they viewed others and the world around them.

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2 years ago
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I believe that some people have no beauty. The people that carry out heinous acts against people or even animals have no true beauty. They are filled with evil

2 years ago
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Forcing work and pushing decisions is the only way to get the work we need done done. How are we supposed to get all that this world demands done if we don't have people to help do it instead of being "one with themselves"?

2 years ago
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Not everyone has beauty inside.... people that hurt others and do crimes do not have beauty on the inside.

2 years ago
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not everyone has beauty from within there are the people who commit heinous activities

2 years ago
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Not everyone has beauty in them.