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Are we losing the ability to marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds us?

Our world is so filled with the newest tech. toys, cells phones surgically attached to our hips, commercials & governments telling us what to eat,wear, act & think, hurrying here & there to meet dead lines or appointments, and pills of all sorts to slim us down, improve sex life, & extent life, that I wonder how many of us take the time to just sit back & enjoy the view?

To just find a spot, with a nice view of nature, plop down our butt, shut our mouths, open our eyes & ears, and just let out brains drift. What wonders we could find within us, just by letting our minds float on the breeze & mingle with the clouds. To become one again with the child within all of us, to just "Be".

They say that all the answers to all our questions are already within us, it's just a case of letting them come to the surface. So what better way to do that then to just let our minds drift away from every day "stuff"? To once again enjoy the beauty that surrounds us all.

Are we losing that ability with so many advancements in our hurried lives?

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    Oct 16 2012: The two labels you will need to categorize and identify respondents to your question are: Outside Person and Inside Person. There are plenty of both and everyone is predominantly one or the other, not many folks are 50/50. My guess is that there are more I.P.'s in first world countries and more O.P.'s in developing nations. It seems like most tecno-toys are for inside. I don't think we can lose the ability to enjoy and appreciate the Earth, but we can fail to exercise the ability. Thank you!
    • Oct 16 2012: When we don't use certain abilities, we tend to lose those abilities. Or at least they are diminished.
      Yes! As you put it: The developed nations are tending more to I.P.'s.
      Many great inventions were created from those who "watched nature", so to speak.
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        Oct 16 2012: Diminished and atrophied? Yes, but lost? No. Is it possible that techno-toys are the antithesis of Nature? George Washington Carver said: QUOTE: "I love to think of Nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in."

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