Friday, October 16, 2015
Fight the Disconnect
Go outside. Don't just think outside your boxes; go outside. Recycling, hybrid cars, and worrying about climate disruption is not enough. Despite our current fascination with "green living," unless a bunch of us actually go outside and spend time in nature, our society will become more and more disconnected from the earth. How can our children ever feel the sense of wonder found in wild nature if they never go outside? I'm afraid this problem is bigger and more pervasive than we think it is. I think most of us spend a lot more time than we realize indoors looking at digital screens. Ultimately, our disconnect with nature might be the biggest threat to finding balance and preserving our own habitat.