HUMANS THRIVE IN NATURE
NATURE = HAPPINESS
- LOWER STRESS
- IMPROVED LIFE QUALITY
- LIFE GIVING
Harvard Biologist E.O. Wilson hypothosized that we thrive in the presence of nature and suffer in its absence. Proof of this theory is that nature is reflected in the modern world in art, where people want to live, the plants and animals we keep indoors with us, and desired vacations to natural environments.
Some people believe that the natural world and spirituality are linked. Studies show that a view of nature outside a window is good for health, being out in nature can lower stress, pets are also good for health and improve quality of life.
It is also obvious that we need clean air and water for happiness and survival.
In my own life, I long to live near a lake with trees and mountains or by the ocean. Nature is calming and restoring. Currently, I spend time taking walks and looking out my windows to take in what I can. Even the sound of rain outside my window is appealing.
In order for future generations to have access to the nature we enjoy today the world must change its current path of destruction toward a sustainable future.
Ecological sustainability will require a change in our economic focus away from consumerism and towards a new green economy.