Natural Laws Humans Should Learn
Rule Number 1: We aren't all that and a bag of chips
So, I was thinking about how somewhere along the line, our species stopped viewing ourselves as part of nature’s ecosystem and started seeing ourselves as above it. I haven’t done any digging, but I’d guess this shift began around the time we learned how to manipulate the land to benefit us. By the industrial revolution, Westerners, especially, already saw themselves as the top of the food chain.
Our arrogance and violent tendencies served us well while we took over the world, but they also alienated us. We’re no longer living in harmony with the land, nor do we have strong connections with each other or wildlife… and it’s hurting us. Perhaps it’s time we set our egos aside and learn how to tune back in with nature and ourselves.
Humans + Nature = Benfical Relationship
There’s a reason spending time in nature has such overwhelming practical and scientifically proven benefits for our physical and mental health. We all have something — a sense, a knowing — buried deep inside us, whispering to us about our disconnection from the natural world. The problem is, we’ve been too far removed to know how to fix it or where to begin.
Given recent predictions about the effects of global warming over the next couple of decades, let alone century, perhaps we should learn as much as possible about how our ancient ancestors lived and what they knew.