Nature also fasts
Fasting has always been practiced by all animals, including Homo sapiens. The bear retreats all winter long to a den and fasts there. Hunters do not kill it in autumn. They wait for spring. They know that before the fast his flesh tastes bad, while afterwards it is sweet. By the way, here, ladies, is a recipe for the beauty of your skin. Fish fast too. Male salmon young during its "honeymoon" which lasts several months. Crocodiles, snails and insects fast all summer long. When an animal metamorphoses or procreates, it fasts. If you own a dog, you will notice that when it gets sick or injured, it retreats under a chair in a dark corner of the house and abstains from food. Sometimes he gets up to drink - very little.
Mariners had painstakingly mapped the coastlines of the continents. Geographers had translated these findings into charts and globes. Photographs of ...
It's the idea that people living close to nature tend to be noble. It's seeing all those sunsets that does it. You can't watch a sunset and then go off and set fire to your neighbor's tepee. Living close to nature is wonderful for your mental health.
But we can easily extend this hypothesis [that nature has beneficial effects on the physical, cognitive and emotional well-being of individuals] to the conservation of biodiversity. [Ecologists] refer to the extinction of the experience of nature, which they have mainly applied in urban areas. The idea is as follows: from generation to generation, young people live less and less in contact with nature (because there are fewer of them and because their lifestyles limit such contact), at the very moment they are building their identity. The part of their identity that integrates their intimate relationships with their natural environment would therefore diminish from generation to generation. Not because of a lack of education, but mainly because of a decline in opportunities and desires to experience nature without constraint, freely and in their own personal way.
The consequences of this decrease appear in adulthood: with a weaker environmental identity, they are less in demand for nature in their daily lives, they integrate it less in their actions. (...) But if we do not collectively take biodiversity into consideration in our lifestyles, then we will suffer.
An inefficient virus kills its host. A clever virus stays with it.