Transcendentalism Is A Philosophical And Spiritually Movement

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Transcendentalism in the Modern World Transcendentalism is a philosophical and spiritually movement that protest against the general state and the intellectualism. Ralph Waldo Emerson an essayist, lecturer, and poet led the transcendentalist movement of the mid nineteenth-century. He wrote dozens of published essays. Emerson was one of the few people who believed and led transcendentalism. Henry David Thoreau an author, poet , philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, and historian. Also led transcendentalism. Thoreau was best known for his book “Walden”, and his essay “ Civil Disobedience”. Thoreau was yet another one of few people who believed and led transcendentalism. Although transcendentalism is and was a great movement and idea I do believe that it is not a practical idea due to the fact that people are distracted by technology, greed, and materialist things. As technology and many different things continue to grow transcendentalism becomes more and more impossible to be practical. According to Thoreau and Emerson we should be self-reliant and find oneself in nature. Thoreau says “we must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep”. Thoreau believes that self awakening is a moral task that we should have for ourselves. So if we awake ourselves to the spiritual aspect of life it begins to affect the quality of our…

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