Is Technology Pushing Us Further Away from Nature?
Those of us who were born long before the arrival of digital technology would most definitely see how disconnected humanity has become with the natural world, and while this new tech age does bring about a lot of positive benefits, there is a danger that we forget about nature and the environment. In just a few generations, children have gone from playing outside to sitting in front of a digital screen and according to some experts, this could present a problem.
Finding a Balance
No one expects you to throw away your digital devices and return to how life used to be, but you should try to find a balance between technology and nature. If you live in the UK, you are blessed with many great local attractions that can be enjoyed in a number of ways; you could take the family horse riding, or develop a love of quad riding, as the UK is home to some of the best quad riding venues in the world.
Spending Time in the Great Outdoors
In order to keep things in perspective, we should allow adequate time to spend in the natural world, preferably without our digital devices, which might take the form of a weekend camping trip, when we simply put on our men’s motorcycle boots and helmet, then jump on our bike and head off to a beautiful spot to enjoy some real peace and tranquillity. This is especially important for children of all ages, who need to understand the importance of nature and the need to preserve what we have left, so do plan regular trips to parks and other natural environments.
The Z Generation
Those who are Z generation were born into technology, so any person born after 1990 would fit into that category, but someone born around the year 2000, would not have experienced life before the Internet. It is these people who are most in danger of becoming detached from nature, as they know no different, so we should do what is necessary to ensure that our friends and relatives do take the time to appreciate and experience the natural world around them.
Preserving the Environment
We are all too aware of the global pollution crisis, and we need to do what we can to protect the environment by trying to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint, and in order to do this, we need to better understand nature and the human activities that are causing the damage.
Spending time in a natural environment is very healthy, and if you work in an office environment, you should spend at least 4-5 hours per week in the great outdoors. This means you will lead a balanced lifestyle and will not forget nature, which is our very origin, and by limiting the amount of time you spend on your digital devices, you are creating a balance between nature and digital technology.