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Does living in harmony with nature make you grow as a person?

When I lived in UK I met many creative people interested in self improvement, spirituality and natural living. They were people from the cities, either London or cities abroad.

When I moved to India, I witnessed some breath-taking locations untouched by the Westernization bug. However in those locations people were all about blindly following religion and culture, without much independent thought.

Even to this day I wonder why generally people who are most in touch with nature are least interested in spiritual and mental growth.

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  • Aug 30 2013: This is an intriguing topic. Where I am from (Vermont, USA), there is a diverse mix of people in the very rural areas. There are people that do what their parents taught them which is: work hard, be a christian, rinse and repeat. Others like my wife's parents, move to rural areas to go 'back to the woods' there are mildly reclusive artists, that are always trying to do good for themselves or others. They have found spiritual growth being deep in the woods and a new appreciation for the little things. It is an inspiring way to live, but in the United States there are a lot of obstacles that prevent people from doing that. People want to develop their minds, so they go to college, even though they can't afford it, and come out with crippling debt, a bad job, and no health care. So they end up, sick, poor, and discontented.
    Citizens of the United States have forgotten how to truly protest for change.

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