We work like robots and slaves in order to buy things we don’t need. We’ve forgotten where we came from. We’ve forgotten what a natural life is. We live artificially and mindlessly.
We chase money, and possessions, and popularity, and pride. All as a way of feeling better about ourselves. As a way of feeling more secure. (Though real security is found within.)
The wilderness is our natural habitat. We can’t completely remove it from our life without losing a part of ourselves. We all need to return to nature often. The modern life is a marvelous thing, but there are some things it can’t provide.
Many of us are unhappy because we live such unnatural lives. We yearn for something more authentic and meaningful, but don’t know where to find it. Living a more simple lifestyle, especially one close to nature, can help us rediscover ourselves.
More about this in What Does Silence Sound Like?