Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Interesting Questions

Recently cam across this blog post at a blog I really know nothing about, but David Anderson's questions about the nature of our relationship with Nature now and in the future are interesting, and worth thinking about. Check 'em out.

Anyway, I was listening to NPR the other day, and a guest was arguing that children have a developmental need to be “out in nature,” by which he meant away from human civilization. He gave this condition the ridiculous name of “Nature Deficit Disorder,” but I couldn’t help but wonder if I had possibly confused an inherent love for nature/wildness that children have with an enthusiasm for exploration.