Alcott replaced the hard benches of the common schools with more comfortable furniture that he built himself, and left a central space in his classrooms for dancing. The wild is not always consoling or uplifting, however.
Much more came out of this movement including his effect that he had on his daughter who herself spread transcendental ideas through her writings. Simplify, simplify.
Martin Luther King would express how greatly they had been impressed by his work — some hundred years after his death.
James Marsh —a graduate of Andover and the president of the University of Vermont, was equally important for the emerging philosophy of transcendentalism. For example, Thoreau went to jail rather than pay taxes to support America's involvement in the Mexican War.
I think that Thoreau, Emerson, Whitman, and Dickinson did a good job of explaining what Transcendentalism is really about, which is that death is coming for everyone. Nature can show that "all good things are wild and free.
There have been hundreds of thousands of books published by many different people on the ideas of people in the past and the present.
In addition to being balanced, Obama also appears to be very reflective which inspires the rest of the country to reflect on how our beliefs and actions affect our country, our communities, our families and ourselves.
Our life is frittered away by detail. For Thoreau, the concept of transcendentalism was not merely a philosophical one; he was prepared to support his beliefs by carrying out acts of civil disobedience, such as refusing to pay taxes as a form of dissent regarding the Mexican War