What does Emerson suggest regarding nonconformity? How does this view conflict with Romans 12:2?

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Ralph Waldo Emerson was a transcendentalist meaning that he believed humans were inherently good, and that society and its institutions corrupted this purity. By nonconformity, Emerson meant to encourage others to rely only on themselves and to trust their instincts and embrace their own ideas. Romans 12:2 reads: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect...

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