Trancsending the Crowd
Most people would say that they do not follow the crowd; that they think independently.
I will admit that I do follow the crowd, even though that, in and of itself, is a paradox. I have entered a state of quiet desperation, as Henry David Thoreau so eloquently put it, so profound, that the reason of my existence has entirely escaped me. My fingers have unconsciously grasped at an answer already lost to the deepest recesses of my mind, the likes of which, I wouldnt understand I found it.
After reading about the great transcendentalist philosophers, Emerson and Thoreau, I found myself thinking on a deeper level than I have ever experienced. My mind was clear and a fresh stream of ideas soon inevitably followed. I was beginning to form questions from something I would have thought irrelevant. I began to see society in a different light and I began to disagree with many things. Most of all, I began to see myself. I could see my strengths and, in turn, my weaknesses. Every time I look