Independence in Transcendentalism
- I believe independence in transcendentalism is very important. It centers on the division of each individual, but it could only be discovered if a person had independence in the mind to do so. This makes you a better person because when you can depend on nothing but yourself, then you'll have less and less issues in your lifetime.
“It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Beauty in Transcendentalism
I believe beauty is eternal. Beauty in nature, beauty in humans. How could you think of clear rivers, or cherry blossom trees, or colorful flowers, or the bright blue sky is not beautiful? When you focus on the beauty in all things, then you truly get rid of all negativity in your mind and THAT is what matters.