Modern Western civilization ignores nature. But does it rely on a nature? Do we derive essential resources from nature?
Does nature have anything to teach us? Personally, I have learned more by watching a squirrel for 10 minutes than I did in many college courses.
Nature is so foreign to us that when someone talks about "venturing into the wilderness" or being "lost in the wilderness," it conjures up images which parallel those of being stranded on an inhospitable planet! Yet, nature, displayed in it's pure, unconfined, unadulterated form in the "wilderness" defines and sustains our very existence!
Has consumerism replaced resourcefulness and thoughtful dependence?
Has technology replaced wonder?
What are the short and long-term personal and societal implications of this disconnect?