From Thoreau to the 21 st Century

"The long, soothed by their ceaseless roar and pelting; when an early twilight ushered in a long evening in which many thoughts had time to take root and unfold them self."                                                                                        -Henry David Thoreau (197)

As a kid, nature has been a big factor when growing up. The woods were right behind my house and would always go play outside while my parents garden. When technology started to become a big factor in my life, I started to take nature for granted. Now, I realized that nature isn't just a place for decoration but a gateway spot. When sitting in the woods last week, it was peaceful environment and all you heard was the birds chirping and the leave crushing while the animals walk around. When out in nature, your not involved with the outside world of busy life but calming area that you don't have to thing or worry about. I felt that I didn't have to worry about anything and just enjoy what the world is.

Nature is a place of peaceful learning experience, but technology is ruining that learning experience. People in the 21st century have resources to get their information they desire within fingertips. Its a good way to get stuff done and get the information your looking for quick and easy, but in nature, you learn things and teach them to yourself. When in the woods last week, my phone was the biggest problem so I turned it off and started to make a fort out of tree branches. Also, I started to already make the garden area for this season to grow more plants and trees.  At the end of your journey, it feels rewarding that you learned something your self or making things with your own two hands and not have look something up from someone else on the internet.

Cite: Thoreau, Henry David. ¨Walden¨. Elements of Literature fifth course. Kylene Beers and Lee Odell (ed.) Holt: Austin 2005. 193-204. Print.

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