Why try to care
Haven't written in a minute so I thought I'd just jump into it a bit here. Why is any of this happening? What's my interest in it? I always want to be transparent so here's some truths!
I had to step back for a minute recently due to the overwhelming stuff happening in both my personal and public lives. I'm happy to finally have enough of a foothold to sit back down and write something from the heart. When I first started running kayak tours I did not know what I was getting myself into. I knew I enjoyed nature and wanted to share that with others in a way that didn't scream moral superiority, There's just too much of that in todays world. what started as a seed of adventure and awe for the natural world changed into something much more.
People love nature for many reasons, and it is often a source of inspiration, relaxation, and renewal. For some, spending time in nature can provide a sense of calmness and tranquility that is hard to find in our fast-paced, technology-driven world. Nature can also be a source of beauty and wonder, as we marvel at the majesty of mountains, the colors of a sunset, or the intricacies of a flower. Additionally, being in nature can help us connect with something larger than ourselves, and provide a sense of awe and appreciation for the natural world. Overall, people love nature because it is a reminder of the beauty and complexity of the world around us, and the importance of protecting it for future generations to enjoy.
Now when mentioning such protection it is important to specify that it needs to come from a point of love and patience. So much of the pro environmental movement has become so violent and dividing. It feels as if just wanting to care about your local area you can be thrusted into a chasm between to massive walls both tearing you down instead of helping you and others up to a greener way out. Nature has a remarkable ability to inspire a natural sense of awe and wonder in people. Whether it is the grandeur of a mountain range, the vastness of the ocean, or the intricate patterns of a leaf, nature can evoke a feeling of deep appreciation and amazement. This sense of awe arises from the sheer magnitude, complexity, and beauty of the natural world. It can help us feel a connection to something larger than ourselves and remind us of our place in the universe. The natural sense of awe that nature provides can be incredibly powerful, and it is a testament to the incredible beauty and complexity of the world we live in.
There's the foundation of what our goal is. a sheer love of nature from its intrinsic value. And a belief that it should be treasured. Don't let anyone bully you into feeling bad, simply take one step at a time into nature, bring your whole self. Surely, slowly, you will naturally care for it.