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Pre-Christmas "Self Reliance" Escape

Understadning Transcendentalist Philosophy

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Transcending the "Self"

Non-Conformity

Embrace your greatness

Truly Living

Final gift

Society and Man

"Which of the following best represent the meaning of this quote: "To believe our own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, -- that is genius. Speak your latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense; for the inmost in due time becomes the outmost,..." (Paragraph 1)

Emerson is saying that humans are self-centered and only think of themselves whic will eventually be their undoing.

Emerson is saying that expressing one's views to others is a good thing and that more people should do this or they will regret not taking the opportunity to do so

Emerson is saying that thoughts do not matter and to not express one's desires and views

Question 1/4

Which of the following best represent the meaning of this quote: "The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried" (Paragraph 2)

Not everyone has something valuable to contribute in this world.

The world will shape what we are bound to do in life.

We all have our own personal contribution we make to this world, and we must know what this is ourselves.

Question 2/4

Which of the following best represents this quote from paragraph 2? "We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents."

People are afraid to stand up for what they beleive in

People do not care to live up to their full potential

People live up to their full potential

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Question 4/4

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Gifts to decorate!

Incorrect!You get coal.

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Missions

Final gift

Nonconformity

Embrace Your Greatness

Truly Living

Society and Man

Question 1/4

Society is what offers security beause rules are important

Society shapes us into who we are because you shouldn't be all willy nilly in what you think

Society decides what we think because ur taxes ensure this and group think is the way to be.

Society is oppressive basically... "Damn the man" think for yourself!

In Paragraphs 4-5, Emerson states: "But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness..." and "Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members." How does he define society?

Question 2/4

Emerson states, " Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist." and " Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. " and "No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature."

Question 3/4

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Emerson states, " What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think." and "The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters your force. "

Question 4/4

We do not speak because we are afraid of whatg others will say

If your past actions are bad, you have no place to speak up for what is right

We do not trust ourselves to speak our mnind because we do not wish to disappoint

We do not speak because we truly know nothing

Emerson states: " The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past act or word, because the eyes of others have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them."

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Missions

Final gift

Non-Conformity

Embrace Your Greatness

Truly Living

Society and Man

Great leaders are not afraid to speak

Question 1/4

Great leaders change their views and see things differently as needed

Great leaders are understood

Great leaders are consistent in word

Watch the following video and choose the passage that best summarizes it

Man has to be in social contract to be civilized

Question 2/4

Nature is not perfect nor is man

It is in man's nature to not be good.

Emerson was a panthesist and saw nature and man as being perfect representations of God

What did Emerson take from nature and apply to man?

remoteness and non-conformity

Question 3/4

resistance and obstinance

obediance and faith

Self love

How did Emerson define self-reliance?

The past guides the present

Question 4/4

Our past holds us back and we should listen to the aboriginal self which is in the present.

Listen to the authorities in the present

Our present holds us back if we do not consider the past

How does Emerson see the past versus the present?

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Gifts to decorate!

Incorrect!You lose gifts.

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Missions

Final gift

Non-Conformity

Embrace Your Greatness

Truly Living

Society and Man

Question 1/4

We should ask for miracles

Prayer can be self-centered

Prayer should be to ask for things

Prayer is divine self-talk with God and when we are truly one

Emerson defines prayer as the following: "Prayer looks abroad and asks for some foreign addition to come through some foreign virtue, and loses itself in endless mazes of natural and supernatural, and mediatorial and miraculous." But prayer is " the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view. It is the soliloquy of a beholding and jubilant soul. It is the spirit of God pronouncing his works good. But prayer as a means to effect a private end is meanness and theft." What does this mean?

Question 2/4

All religious affiliations are important

Organized religion is what ruins a relatinships with God

Religion is all the same

He is agnostic.

Emerson says "As men's prayers are a disease of the will, so are their creeds a disease of the intellect." (11 paragrsaphs from the end). What is his view on organized religion?

Question 3/4

Appreciate art and culture but create what represents you and not others

Traveling is what helps us to become who we are

Do not appreciate travel and isolate yourself

Be inspired by what you see on travels and then use it to create

Emerson said that "traveling is a fool's paradise....We imitate; and what is imitation but the travelling of the mind? Our houses are built with foreign taste; our shelves are garnished with foreign ornaments; our opinions, our tastes, our faculties, lean, and follow the Past and the Distant. The soul created the arts wherever they have flourished. It was in his own mind that the artist sought his model." He is asking Americans to do what?

Question 4/4

Owning property is

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At the end, Emerson says "Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles." Relying on government to

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Gifts to decorate!

Incorrect!Smokey chimney.

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Missions

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Non-Conformity

Embrace Your Greatness

Truly Living

Society and Man

Merry Christmas!

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