When first discussing transcendentalism in class i didn’t expect much. Just a big word that wouldn’t contribute to a thing to me. Turns out i was wrong, transcendentalism is revolutionary. its beliefs were made up of things that were despised upon during its time. It suggested that people be self reliant and independent.
To exist without orgainzations (such as dedications to religion or political parties) and be themselves. The belief was that these organizations corrupted the purity of an individual. Personally I believe that transcendentalism was a brilliant thing. To let people know that its alright to be themselves and not have to exist in a group of people who push things on to you.That its alright to look at things differently.