The Beauty of Being Outside

“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man…”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever I go to a festival, I immediately shut off my cell phone. When surrounded by trees, fresh air and interesting people, there’s no need to be plugged in to the rest of society. I look forward to pressing the end button on my cell phone and drowning out the electric noise.

I just read this interesting article on nytimes.com about a group of men that went into nature for a little experiment on how technology affects us.

Check it out here.

Excerpt:

Mr. Strayer, the trip leader, argues that nature can refresh the brain. “Our senses change. They kind of recalibrate — you notice sounds, like these crickets chirping; you hear the river, the sounds, the smells, you become more connected to the physical environment, the earth, rather than the artificial environment.”

Let’s all try to become more connected to the physical environment rather than the artifical one.

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