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Transcendentalism beliefs quickly came into trend but as fast as it became popular transcendentalism faded out of American culture Ralph Waldo Emersons writings were the basis of the transcendental beliefs in the United States He traveled around Europe and heard Samuel Taylor Coleridge speak about his own beliefs Emerson was enthralled and soon returned to the United States to spread the information that believers embraced He wrote many essays on transcendentalism which is the belief of being individual and not conforming to objects of splendor Cat Stevens was born well after Emerson had died yet they believe in similar ideas Emersons essay Self-Reliance and Stevenss song 100 I Dream share some of the same ideas of transcendentalism They both contain the theory that evil is the absence of good individualistic beliefs and living in the present as key issues Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind Ralph Waldo Emerson contends that if a person is evil by nature then evil is good and good is evil He also writes They do not seem to me such but if I am the Devils child I will live then from the Devil Basically the Devil when he thinks of himself does not infer that he is evil He sees himself as doing something correct and good 100 I Dream by Stevens displays the idea that evil is always around He wrote The evil thats been done still is carrying on In some peoples minds their actions appear good to them while others would see those same actions as evil Also in Stevenss song the line Our leaders bones still beat on our homes relates to Emersons writing about society is a wave and shows that people are under the control of an evil society and they need to be lifted to safety Stevens song also has the transcendental trait of individualism The lines Rise up and be free voice whispered to me
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