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Think moving to a big city is a simple way to escape “nature“? Well, you might want to think again! Humans have a tendency to think we can outsmart the natural world by paving away mud, and constructing concrete and metal buildings with airtight windows to keep out “wild animals.” But, nature has a funny way of telling us – or rather showing us – that we’re not as clever as we might think.
In the modern world, the wilderness has become the antithesis of civilization. After all, it wouldn’t be very “civilized” of us to live in the woods and make houses out of leaves and rocks! But, for every brick we lay to block out nature and claim our own domination of this strange “other” world, nature fights back.
Given the damage we’ve done to the planet over the past thousand years or so, nature could use a win. So let’s celebrate some awesome times when nature showed us precisely how it feels about our “civilization.”