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What would Henry David Thoreau a transcendentalist in the 19th century think if he were to visit our society today I think Mr Thoreau would be very disappointed at the lack of simplicity like there was in the 1800s the lack of bonding with nature and the fast paced speed at which everything has advanced to With simplicity being the main transcendentalist idea Thoreau would greatly criticize such advanced things as the television or the computer A transcendentalist would believe in the preservance of earth and to take life slow also Since the 19th century society has changed it has seen many technological advances is currently moving at a much faster pace then the 1800s and has overgone various environmental issues The technological advancements since the 19th century has enabled us to complete common tasks much easier then it was before The computer for example has word-processing capabilities that enable us to produce a one page report much faster than it is to write it out But when the computer breaks it creates havoc and we get very frustrated and angry at the hunk of metal if front of us Repair can be frustrating costly and time consuming Typing also prevents us from adding the personal touch to short letters The handwritten letter is much more personal and shows your respect for the person receiving the letter While the computer can be a nuisance the television also has its share of frustrations Suppose you just got comfortable on the couch and you change the want to change the channel with the remote Now one of two things can happen it works or it doesnt If it does not work you will have to get up every time you want to change the channel or adjust the volume Not only
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