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To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.


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I never get help with the homework I post here, but I'll try anyways.

Transcendentalism is an optimistic philosophy from the 1800s. Characteristics of the philosophy are nonconformity, self-reliance, free thought, confidence, and the importance of nature (In Walden the narrator tried to find himself in nature, to find truth).

Ok, I need to find modern examples (The last 30 years) of media that shows how these philosophies permeate our culture. This can include- songs, movies, books, pictures, etc. It's multimedia.
Ways to be creative would be nice.

I could pick the transcendentalist topic, or how Puritan beliefs permeate our culture, or the use of persuasive tactics such as propaganda, politics, advertising, etc. (That's from the Age of Reason)

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02-16-2009 11:46 AM
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Transcendentalism - Freak - 02-16-2009 11:46 AM
Re: Transcendentalism - Bob Dole - 02-16-2009, 12:27 PM
Re: Transcendentalism - Freak - 02-16-2009, 01:58 PM
Re: Transcendentalism - Bob Dole - 02-16-2009, 02:01 PM
Re: Transcendentalism - Freak - 02-16-2009, 03:20 PM
Re: Transcendentalism - Bob Dole - 02-16-2009, 03:41 PM
Re: Transcendentalism - Alucard483 - 02-17-2009, 03:10 PM
Re: Transcendentalism - Freak - 02-23-2009, 12:13 PM
Re: Transcendentalism - whistlingwings - 02-23-2009, 12:33 PM
Re: Transcendentalism - Freak - 02-23-2009, 12:36 PM

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