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Transcendentalism may look like a complex concept but its true meaning is quite a simple idea the essence of Transcendentalism is non-conformity and individuality Living simply and being one with nature as well as being an individual and not conforming to society are the main principles of the movement Henry David Thoreau author of Walden was an avid follower of this movement He abode to the rules of Transcendentalism such as leading a simple life being a non-conformist and respecting nature It was these simple guidelines that helped create a whole new style of poetry and prose I agree with these principles and think it would be a novel idea to incorporate them into daily life and living Henry David Thoreau wrote Walden during the two months two weeks and two days when he lived in a small cabin next to the Walden Pond in Massachusetts He decided to write it as a memoir to his dead brother John who died of tetanus three years earlier In the two years Thoreau lived in his cabin he kept detailed notes of the environment around him It was these notes that gave him the basis to write Walden Taken from Where I Lived and What I Lived For Thoreau states that Our life is frittered away by detail An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes and lump the rest Simplicity simplicity simplicity He believed the world should not be so complicated and detail-oriented that we should take a step back and observe the simpler things in life He gives advice writing I say let your affairs be as two or three and not a hundred or a thousand instead of a million count half a dozen and keep your accounts on your thumb nail This is just another way of saying keep things in life simple Do not let everything affect
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