Everyday I go to work and stare at a computer the entire day. Everyday, just the same, I come home and stare at a computer all night long doing homework.
Some days this drudgery just completely baffles me. This continual absorption of technology is like the meaningless work that Thoreau and Emerson discourage.
If that’s true, I completely understand where they are coming from. Some days all I want to do is go outside and enjoy the fresh air. Sometimes the confines of my house just suffocate me.
I’ve found that just getting out of the house can refresh my mind. It can give me a new perspective on the drudgery and allow me to reconnect with myself.
I don’t think “the healing power of nature” is just a saying.