It’s always easy to feel inspired by nature, but not to actually become one. Instead of trying to become a part of nature, we can intentionally use nature for the benefit it provides. The way to do this, is to take time to observe yourself and the world around you. Observe the natural world around you, whether you are a bird, a mouse, a squirrel, a hawk, or a deer.
I recently found myself thinking about the difference between a ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ environment. Not all environments are created equal, but there are certain types that are better than others. In Nature there are no clear rules, no clear boundaries. There is no clear hierarchy. There is no fixed definition of ‘natural.’ There is no idea of which is ‘natural.’ We simply are and we act based on our individual desires.
There is no natural environment, and no artificial environment. There is an artificial environment and a natural environment. Every natural environment has a natural environment. The question for us, then, is which natural environment is the best.
We all know that when it comes to nature, humans are the only ones with a natural advantage. I’m not the only one who thinks this way. In a recent article for The Atlantic, journalist Jessica Valenti says nature has a “social cost, as well as an economic cost to humanity.” That is, nature is “the only place where we can get anything we want, and no one wants to go there, especially not the ones who are getting it.
The problem is that nature isn’t a place we can get anything we want. It’s a place where we get what we want—lots of it. The only thing we can get in nature is what we can get from what we can get in nature: food. So, if you don’t have enough food to live off it, you die.
The problem with nature is that it is the last place you can go and get what you want. We humans are not the only people in the world, and we have many more options than we know what to do with. We are also in the middle of a mass extinction event. Nature is the place where we can go and get the most stuff we want, but it’s also the place where we need to go to die.
For most of Earth’s history, it was thought that humans evolved to live on planet Earth. However, recent research suggests that the majority of humanity has originated from some other planet. If this is indeed the case, then maybe we are in the midst of a mass extinction event.
Scientists have found that our planet is not that different from other planets. We use the same basic materials, we have a similar atmosphere, there’s a lot of water, and a lot of ice. But the one difference we should make note of is that our oceans are extremely acidic, which means that when we eat and drink it turns to vinegar. This makes our bodies much weaker and sicklier, so we might not survive as long as we otherwise would.
That’s not even mentioning the fact that our planet is also about 60% of the way through a massive volcanic eruption. In just about every other region of our bodies there are huge swaths of dead bodies. This is just the tip of the iceberg. There is also the potential for a major volcanic eruption to wipe out most of the Earth’s biosphere.
Although I’ve been to every volcano I can get my hands on, there is one I haven’t been to: Abra. It’s the third largest active volcano in the world, and this is why. The volcano is being fed by a large caldera that has been formed in the middle of the island, and has been slowly forming over the past several hundred years.