By nature, we are connected to nature.
Depending on your personality type and the type of life you are living, you will either agree or disagree with this statement.
People traditionally connected to nature: gardeners, environmentalists, natural engineers or botanists will recognise both, the strength and importance of this connection.
Those, who never played with an animal, been to a forest, swam in a river or laid in a meadow, in my experience, will not relate to such experience.
In addition, there are people who are so absorbed by their goals, businesses and affairs, they hardly even notice the seasons or any existence in the natural world.
Whether you feel connected to nature or not, one thing we can all agree on: there are laws in nature, that are there, and there is not much we can do about it. Gravitation is one of them, seasonal cycle is another one. There is not much we can do about them but we try hard, anyway. And, we are the only species that does that.
In nature, every species of plants and animals follows the seasonal change.
During winter, everything slows down, restores and rests. Trees shed leaves, bears hibernate, birds fly away, bees die, etc.. In spring life begins, it blooms in summer, and the whole cycle repeats again, and again. Humankind is the only species that ignores both, the law of nature, and its own nature.
We work ten – twelve hours, summer, winter, day, night. Every day, of every week, of every month of our whole life.
We are not made that way and there is no need for us to do that, but we live in a civilisation that relay on our ability to adapt, not the ability to think. We function in an unnatural world of socially constructed artificial rules, absurd norms, and backwards values.
We allowed money to become a value higher than life itself.
Even if, we think that we need money to function in society, money supposed to be a tool to exchange and interact with others. It supposed to have an instrumental value. It is an abstract form that we acepted in our reality. Why do we accept something, we do not even want?
Money is man-made, and if man made it, man can re-create.
I do not know how did we ended up here, but what I know is the fact, that just because it is that way, does not mean it have to be. If you cannot image a possibility of a different world, it does not mean the possibility is not there. All we have to do, is sit down and think. It is an intellectual problem.
So, here is fun: find a connection between: Brexit, collective awakening, design thinking aka person centred design, Internet, 21st century technology. Add anything else you want. Think! That is all we need to do.
So, what do you think? Comment below or message me via Facebook.
PS. Hope my English was not bad. Get in touch if you can do better – badass editor needed.