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Simona Rich

Self Improvement Blogger, Simona Rich

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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 31 2013: Re: living in harmony with nature


    Is nature all that harmonious? Consider this example about the first group of baboons that Robert Saplosky started observing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4UMyTnlaMY
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      Aug 31 2013: From below........"This is an issue for those that retire as well. They are defined by their job, with few other interests."

      I very much agree with this.

      It is a shame when we confuse life with work/job.

      Your comment reminded me of a short video someone posted on a conversation a while back where kids are "molded" into this kind of factory lifestyle........in and out of school.....in and out of university.....in and out of a 9-5 job............then-----retirement. But by then, if we were not careful, we could have lost touch with who we really were............our passions, or just the simple everyday things that could bring us joy.

      I think this topic would make a wonderful conversation.

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