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Ralph Waldo Emerson



Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) was an American essayist, poet, and philosopher. Emerson is known as one of the leaders of the transcendentalist movement, which reached its height in mid-nineteenth century New England. With its emphasis on the dignity of the individual, equality, hard work, and respect for nature, Emerson’s work remains influential and pertinent to this day.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The Art of Trusting One's Self - the Philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson's combination of eastern and western philosophies provided a uniquely eclectic perspective for his time. Today, his ideas may seem to permeate the common place, which is only a testament to the influence his work had on the world at large.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Psychology of Self-Reliance

In this video, drawing from Ralph Waldo Emerson's classic essay, we examine what it means to be self-reliant.

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The Psychology of Self-Transformation

In this video, relying on the ideas of thinkers such as Carl Jung, Abraham Maslow and Ralph Waldo Emerson, we examine how we can change ourselves so as to live more fulfilling lives.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageFor every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

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First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process

Writing was the central passion of Emerson’s life.

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Still Ahead of His Time

Ralph Waldo Emerson had some strange ideas about the natural world. Recent research suggests they might even be true.

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The Psychology of Conformity

This video, building on the ideas of Ernest Becker, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Emerson, examines why we are so susceptible to conformity and looks at why nonconformity, or the cultivation of one’s uniqueness, is such an important ingredient in a life well-lived.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWhat lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson | Animated Book Summary

I animated my summary of Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. On top of my personal story of growing up pretty much on my own I share how to achieve Self-Reliance and how I set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant & time-bound (SMART) goals for myself.

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Wisdom of the Ages: 60 Days to Enlightenment

"What do our ancestral scholars, whom we consider the wisest and most spiritually advanced, have to say to us today?" asks Dyer. The answer lies in this collection of writings, poems, and sayings by some of the greatest thinkers of the past twenty-five centuries.

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