Hey guys! So today, Ms.Boyd assigned us to do our own transcendentalism and write a 1 page reflection about it. She wanted us to do something that was totally out of the ordinary like, dancing in the subway regardless of what other people might say about your not-so-ordinary act. To be honest, I'm really scared to do it because it won't be easy to finish your weird thing and just leave the place. However, I'm trying my best to encourage myself to do it anyway because I have to do this homework. I'm think about dancing Gangnam Style at the supermarket. How about you guys? What are you planning to do for this assignment?
Well, I don't really feel scared because the people who will watch me are the people who don't know me, I'll never meet them after that day. Even if i meet them in future, we can't remember each others. But the thing I'm worring right now is I don't have the things that I want to do. I really can't think about it. Also just random thing cannot be the transcendentalism, so sadly...I really don't have any idea for this homework yet
Post by lukejoo1092 on Apr 25, 2013 12:18:01 GMT -5
I'm not that sure yet but I heard from my friend that there are usually these people that like dance at Incheon City Hall station. (I'm not sure about anything of this) But if this is true, then I'm thinking of going there and might as well join them in dancing. Although I'm not a good dancer (obviously;;, i always wish I can like make my body go with the flow of the music i'm listening to but i never actually do it because 1)i'm not good at it and 2) i'll look like an idiot who doesn't even know how to dance. but it sounds like a good idea to try this out
So far i haven't thought of what i want to do~~ it's confusing to distinguish what your instincts say and what you want to do. Sometimes you want to do something just for your own good (being selfish), which is not being transcendental. Anyways~ i agree with what jungho said. After all, these people around you, are people you don't even know. So it doesn't really matter :3
Yeaaa me too... I dont wanna think about this homework!! I dont know what shoud I do! I dont know even what is transcendentalism. Anyway, I will do something for being transcendentalism because its my homework.
Well Ms. Boyd said being Transendentalist is following your instinct, also she said deciding what is good and bad threw out ur instinct not threw what people around you says. So I guess dancing in supermarket can be being transendentalist Chris but in a way I think it is not because you know did you really actually want to go and dance in middle of super market? Did you actually think doing that act is correct? Does your instinct actually tell you to do that? Well for me I actally went and followed my instinct where people near me plays game and I actually want to play game because it's weekend but my instinct told me i shouldn't because of the Sat i'm taking next week. Which I thought is being transendentalist because I agreed to do something not thinking what society thinks I just thought threw out my instinct studying for SAT was correct then going and playing game.
well i sort of danced in the subway. it just happened i didnt really noticed it till i saw this post. I was just talking to my friends while we were waiting for the train and i just started moving because my friend asked me to do that so yeah... pretty embarrassing...
I'm actually done with this homework! haha.. The day Ms. Boyd gave us the assignment, I played basketball in the rain. Lucky it was raining. It wasn't quite ordinary, was it? Anyways, I was planning to play basketball in rain during the weekends but it happened to be right after school on the very day Ms. Boyd assigned us this homework. Being transcendentalist is pretty hard I guess.. because of so many accepeted ideas by the society, it is pretty hard to find one or actually do one.
I actually liked this assignment because it allowed me to be weird for a reason. I've always wanted to be weird but never had a reason for it. I planned on just going crazy and sing and run and dance all over the place. I've always wanted to do that. ha
I was gonna do something weird at the subway station, but i just decided to sleep in it. I went into a subway that has not a lot of people, and laid down on the seats and started sleeping for a few minutes. Ive always wanted to do that but i couldn't because it was so embarrassing. But, it was really fun to do it after all.
I actually like this kind of assignment, because you do what your instinct tell you to do and get our mark. You can do weird things like randomly start dancing in a subway station. Something that you always wanted to do, but couldn't do because you don't want other people to look at you as if you are crazy or something. I think we should have more assignments like this
This assignment is over that we all done it? So I just want to know what did you guy do?? In order do something really regardless of what people may say, I have thrown the water balls to the taxi( my instinct told me to do that ;D) thank god that i'm still safe and that's really fun.
Post by ExtremelyExtremeExtremist on May 5, 2013 4:35:21 GMT -5
DECLASSIFIED First, I had no idea what to do for this assignment because I don¡¯t feel emotions often. At the end, I took a walk in subway just because I feel that I should exercise. I didn¡¯t care about how others view me, since it only looks like I¡¯m walking around subway cabs. Before, I didn¡¯t want to take a walk in subway but this assignment forced me to do it.
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Oh my god. This is an old post and I am posting it now!! This was homework like weeks ago!! Anyway, I actually did 2 transcendental act in that week. And I actually enjoyed it because it was fun and interesting. I could do what I wanted regardless of other people's thoughts. It was actually fun.
First, I ate alone in the restaurant. It was expensive! For me. Anyway, I went there and I ate. There were I think 2 teams. One was a family and one was a couple. I was the only person who came alone. When the waitress asked me how many people were there, when I said one, I felt very weird. And I ate alone but soon I got bored. So I took out my notebook and studied.
Second one was in Garden 5. I did this with Yeajin after our soccer team dinner! We went to a big hall kind of open place and in the middle, we screamed Merry christmas and sang a carol. People stared at us and as soon as we finished, Yeajin and I ran toward our friends. But they ignored us and ran away from us, which was mean of them! But it was actually fun and I still have the video! I wish we have more homework like this.