Man vs Nature

Posted: August 31, 2016 in Uncategorized
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One event on my bucket list is hiking the Appalachian trail. The Appalachian Trail is a 2,200 mile trail that starts in Springer Mountain GA and ends at Mount Katahdin in Maine. Every time I mention this to my girlfriend, she reminds me that I hate nature. Now, before you go judging me let be more clear I don’t really  hate nature I respect it and understand that it is out to kill me. Man versus nature is so true.

I have a love hate affair with nature. I respect and see nature as an awesome powerful, visceral, rejuvenating and apathetic force. Nature is indifferent it survives and propagates. Nature has no moral code, it doesn’t show compassion for weak. Nature is opposite in that respect to humanity and yet we are all part of nature. I do not hate nature I just am intrigued by it.  Many writings  have tried to make nature more like humanity but it isn’t. Nature is a simple calculation and I do think that humanity can live in and survive with nature especially through applying the concept of game theory, however attitudes like specisim, hubris and blatant disrespect for nature stand in the way.

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We should encounter nature in a pragmatic way. It is important to understand the effects we have on nature and what these effects have on life. If, humanity intends on growing evolving and even surviving as a species we have to come together and realize how and where we fit in with nature. Hiking the Appalachian Trail may help me do that and it would make for some really cool stories.




Nature is indifferent


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