To Seek and Live a Better Life
The date is October 21st, 2015. You start to walk away from civilization. The sights of the pudgy grayish sidewalks, and towering manmade structures begin to diminish in the distance. You plunge in to a diverse world of vibrant leaves, falling from the trees after the year's autumnal equinox, and squirrels scattering around the area in search of acorns. The deeper into nature you go, the more serene, crisp, and pure you will feel. With no sound except for the invisible wind beating upon trees, the birds calling, and occasional ruffle of leaves. This environment allows you to think. It allows you to think in ways you have never thought before. It allows you to find that next reflective mentality, and give thanks for the bare necessities that allow our world to function.
Thoreau does an excellent job of telling people that out there in the wild, you can find peace, and satisfaction. What he is saying is that we don't need to live our lives on the same routine everyday. We don't have to wake up, eat breakfast, have a cup of coffee, go to our 9-5 job, and come home. There is simply no need. One would much rather be able to experience a different outcome in nature everyday, and not only learn about how our world functions, but how we function as well. When we begin our life immersed in nature, we produce less trash, spend less money, and save exponential amounts of energy. With the power of self reflection, natural observation, and simple living, we can make our lives twice as enjoyable as we can living a modern conceptual lifestyle. Nature is beautiful. Enjoy it.