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.
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
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.
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.
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.