American Literature – Blog Entry #1

So where back, after a break which felt way too long it’s good to be back at uni. And I’ve decided to kick off the literature blog posts by answering the 1st question in the critical category.

“Can we apply the Native American sense of the importance of nature to make our own lives more whole and meaningful?”

I think this question is great, I whole heartedly believe that if everybody did impart some of the importance of nature within our lives that we would all live a much fuller and meaningful life. So much of our life these days is spent doing tasks that are either pointless or are just done with the sole attempt to just perpetuate our existence, not that this is a bad thing, but by being able to take a break from these tasks and step back and really embrace nature it could help us find who we truly are, and what we truly want in life. I know personally that if I’m ever stuck in a rut I’ll often take the dog for a walk out in the park and either just think about the situations I’m in and the actions I can take to put myself in a better position or throw on some philosophy podcast and truly self-reflect. I don’t think I’d be able to do this if I was stuck at a desk or doing some sort of activity that I don’t enjoy doing.
I believe that by embracing the importance of nature within one’s own life and getting away from the hustle and bustle of life can have great positive effects on one’s self, which in my case allows me to self-reflect on my current state and in turn allows me to strive towards the actions I have to take to live a much more whole and meaningful life.

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