A little over a year ago, I took a business trip to L.A. The company I was with had a branch there and I was (again) called over to resolve to IT issues they had. I hate traveling... after 20 years in the military I'd thoroughly had my fill of flying.
As we flew in to LAX I found myself absently staring out the window, it was sunny and clear with a good view all around. Below, I saw what seemed an unending sea of concrete and asphalt. Only a few trees here and there with miles of cars. Through the noxious haze I saw mountains raped and scarred with homes, businesses and other clutter. Now... typically I'm not given to hugging the trees too enthusiastically, but I found this whole sight very disturbing. It was... so much ugliness... so much trash; I found myself genuinely moved to tears beholding the very environment so many of us are flocking to.
I now live in a small rural town in Missouri; yes, on purpose. Outside is a veritable jungle: packed trees, grasses and vines with every variety of birds, small animals and deer. Trees grow up, old then die in place... falling over eachother to return to the soil. Everything's entwined with vines. The air is so thick with life; a thick 'sweet' smell of lilacs, grass and moist soil. My wife and I sit out on Friday afternoons, beers in hand, and just sit... watching the wind blow and enjoying the silence. After months of living here we still end up like this, both staring out, with the only conversation being each of us occasionally exclaiming, "wow".
Now... this has *never* been me. I've been a city-guy whose loved being close to others. I've always loved my gadgets and have been generally proud of 'civilization' so to speak. Aside from all the 'personal' issues I may be having, what (specifically) makes 'natural' settings so appealing to so many? Why is Green so appealing? Is this genetic knowledge of 'health'?
I've often wondered this... Loving the Natural Beauty of our Planet: Learned or Ingrained? Any thoughts?
You are, if you say you are, therefore you are.
other's will say you are, if you love peace and love to share it with other's, have long hair dress in some forms of clothing,
they are just judgen a book by it's cover, and Im sure you have seen some weird title's, yet once you opened it and read a bit, you seen it wasnt what you first thought it was, same thing go'se with the perception of people by there way's of thought and philosophy of life.
mainly if you are called a hippe, and you dont think you are one, and you dont call your self one, then the other person calling you one clearly dosnt know you or respect what you think, and is acting like a high school student that hasnt grown up and is still acting like a kid(jock's,nerd's,goth's, that kind of child like behavoir)
Adult's are mainly the same as a kid in every way, it's just an adult think's that he's not acting or is a kid, but also most kid's share that same thought, adult's just play a difrent game than kid's, and everyone can realate to which way's it is, and in which way's there not.
Yet man was told to name everything, i gusse people thought that it was needed to break people into difrent section's based on there non-violent action's and habbit's and preferd liked thing's. hence if i huged a tree because of some reason of philosophy, then i gusse im a tree huger? Well if i drive my car everyday would you call that person a name other, than the name there parents gave them? and even if you did it wouldnt matter much, people's look's and action's change's peoples perception of us, i get it alot with my long hair, even tho Im more skilled and more of a pro than a person with shrot hair, i would be looked at difrently and judged before i was truly known..
I dont see a need to play follow the leader, and cut my hair like everyone els because there false preset perception's that they have of people with long hair. applie this to people thinking that you are a hippe
Also ^^ i keep my long hair to show that i control my free will and it is not infulanced by the will of other's, as long as your action's are non-violent and dont take from other's without given back to them in some way, other wise i would never support such behavior :cool: