The Five I's of of Transcendentalism in the Modern Day

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According to the New York Times, teenagers listen to an average of 2.5 hours of music in a singular day. The messages coming through in each song may vary between drug/alcohol reference or transcendentalism. No matter where there is music, there is a lesson to be learned through ideas that Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau created. Though transcendentalism is a relatively foreign word to most, it can be defined by using five i's: individualism, inspiration, intuition, idealism and imagination which are displayed on all platforms of music today. The different music genres may vary between music from the late 1990's and children's movies today. The constantly growing and changing world is trying its best to sway and alter the…show more content…
He ended up dedicating a song to this feeling. His song “The Stone” starts off with “I’ve this creeping suspicion that things here are not as they seem.” His uneasiness pulled through but his sister ended up dying because she was murdered by her husband. Even though "The Stone" was released in 1998 and intuition has not been as relevant in comparison to the transcendentalism era, Steve Jobs, a former Apple CEO, founder, chairman, and innovator once announced “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” According to a study conducted by Tel Aviv University in Israel, going with a gut feeling is the most effective tool. When patients were forced to choose between two items based on intuition, up to ninety percent of the time, the participants made the right call. Making decisions based on one’s self alone has kept the human race alive for thousands of years and it will continue to do so if an individual only thought to trust a gut feeling just as Dave Matthews, Steve Jobs, and the Tel Aviv University have been affirming from different platforms of research and experience. No matter what the situation is, humans have a tendency to create an ideal world in their minds. Their idealistic ways bring them happiness and peace. As John Lennon once dreamt “Imagine there's no countries/ It isn't hard to do/ Nothing to kill or die for/ And no religion too/ Imagine all the people/ Living life in peace.” Just as John Lennon once wished for, Chris McCandless

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