The biophilia hypothesis suggests that humans possess an innate desire to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his 1984 book, Biophilia.

Beyond honoring this intrinsic connection between humans and nature, biophillia is important because time spent in nature strengthens our connection with nature.

Conversely, disconnect fostered by time spent only in buildings and cars, creates a stronger disregard for nature. This in turn threatens the very existence of plants, animals and less appealing wild areas and could ultimately lead to further ecosystem degradation and species loss.

Establishing a connection with nature is thus not only valuable for us as individuals but for the health of the planet.

How do you feel when in nature? How do these feelings change your perception and action in the world? 

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