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Nature and Mankind

Isn’t it literally breathtaking how many components nature consists of and yet how little we know about those? We humans have begun to turn away from nature and stopped trying to understand nature in its elements, perhaps because it does not fit into our complex world view. But here somehow incomprehension arises. How can it be that a normal person in this day and age is not even able to list 10 tree or plant species? It is impossible to develop an interest or responsibility for something as long as you don’t know it. Humans usually tend to treat matters about which we lack the necessary knowledge as insignificant and treat them accordingly. This has enabled humans to make enormous progress in a very short time, but humanity now faces the problem of having to begin to understand what has been forgotten in the past. We humans are as much a part of nature as everything else around us, and we cannot expect to benefit ourselves over a long period of time by continually harming ourselves through our own behaviour.

nature and transformation

The way we humans treat what we perceive as nature today is frightening. Mankind has begun to reshape and shape nature for its own interests, without taking into account that we ourselves come from nature and need it for our own existence. Nature is continuously and simply formulated created by evolution, which over time has resulted in all the biological constructs that we can perceive today. Since we are just as much a part of this evolutionary process as our biological environment, our changes to it always have a retroactive influence on ourselves. Without us being able to perceive it consciously, the changed environment exerts an influence on our own actions. As soon as we humans are confronted with something that has a negative effect on us, we have two options. Either we deal with the matter and try to understand it, or we leave it and cover the issue with our own ignorance. Due to the lack of possibilities to exert our own influence, we are usually left with little more than being confronted again and again with matters that we know are not right, but which we ourselves have no possibility of changing. One could say that the continuous destruction of nature robs us of a part of our own empathy, without us being able to do anything about this.

lifes ego

If everyone could do everything, there might be less individualism. We live in a time when many people express their own convictions far too often through external facts than through internal values. And individualism arises from one’s own convictions, not from external values. The fact is that nature is infatuated with individualism. Individualism is everywhere. The abstruse is that theoretically nothing is equivalent to another thing anyway. So we are chasing a property, which is anchored in ourselves by nature.

emotional nature

If sound triggers emotions, we humans would be better off spending more time listening to the sounds of nature. Maybe that’s why we shouldn’t be surprised that the sheer size of many cities creates an alienating effect.

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