I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau
I’m deeply concerned about the unsustainability of human civilization. I want to participate less in the economy, and more in life. The climate is changing. Species are dying out. I want to document and appreciate nature before it is lost. I want to help others to appreciate the beauty of nature, even as it becomes harder to find.
We are all conditioned for competition, rather than cooperation. We sacrifice our freedom and our passion for economic advantage, for our predilection to consume, and we consume to console ourselves with material. We measure the vitality of our civilization with gross domestic product, rather than public welfare or environmental integrity. As individuals, we may not have the power to appreciably change the society we were born in, but if we choose to resist the pressures imposed on us and live according to our own principles, we might do well for ourselves and the collective.
In accordance with this ideal, I roam in search of beauty, authenticity, and peace. I’ll learn what nature has to teach me and share what I find, so that I might give something in return to a world which has given much to me.
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