Blog Posts on Richard Louv, _The Nature Principle_, Chapters 11-13

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6 thoughts on “Blog Posts on Richard Louv, _The Nature Principle_, Chapters 11-13

  1. This week we still focus on Louv and his interpretation about nature & society.In this week courses,we view a video about connection beyond trees which is very interesting for me.It’s true that we can discover migration in different species of animal in different seasons.However,even sometimes I will give a hug to trees,I seldom observe motion of trees because I don’t think trees have its own connection like animals.Maybe one day we can discovered thoughts within different plants.At the same time,we also watch a video about how children stay at home more than play outside and disadvantages of this action.I think this kind of disconnect beyond children and real world happened a lot beyond different cultures.In my culture,little kids more tends to be ask iPad or our gaming devices in electronic world other than a fantastic LEGO toy.When I was a child,I always stay outside at night after finished my homework.I play water pistol with my friends in park and make paper airplanes in my room other than stay on the Internet like now. Another possible answer I consider for this problem other than the development of technology is because we become more busy and competitive since our livings and different ideals.

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    • 5 points. Plants are living beings, too, but obviously very different from us. Although they are not necessarily “sentient” in the same ways as animals, they have the ability to understand and relate to each other in ways that are very different from ours.

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  2. In Capters 11 through 13, louv explains the importance of nature and how it benefits not only our physical health but also our mental prosperity. To explain this concept, in chapter 12, Louv talks about how he and his wife would take walks rather than going to a movie for a date. He explains how the walk benefited him and his wife in their marriage more if they were to go out to dinner. In chapter 13, Louv talks of how we can connect to nature even when you are at home. By just looking at nature thru a window one can get a feeling of connectedness to nature even though they are inside.

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  3. In Chapter 11, Louv discusses the interaction between humans and wild animals. He cites many cities where this interaction has been growing since they’re increasing preservation in urban areas, as well as telling people to care and to notice the creatures around them. In chapter 12, Louv talks in depth about “re-naturing everyday life.” He mentions the benefits of it, which are strengthening physical, psychological and intellectual fitness. It can also strengthen family relationships. I liked the camps Louv mentions, which allows parents to interact with nature and their children, and then interact with other adults, too. There are so many benefits that interacting with nature provide that Louv’s book is sort of repetitive.

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