I’m an immigrant and for years I didn’t feel like exploring and enjoying the outdoors was something I could or should be doing. That is until I had my kids. I’m a nature lover and I’m aware of its health benefits. Hence my decision to buy a house with a backyard and nature trail nearby. I cannot live in the city or in apartment complexes. I’m claustrophobic and will go insane as some people are during this pandemic. Many people don’t know the effects the environment has on well-being. I get my children involved in nature activities. We take hikes, go camping and plant a backyard garden.
My only peeves are the few bad apples who disrespect by littering and destroying the natural environment. That makes me so mad. This article however pointed out that if people are informed, educated and allowed to enjoy something, then they can be taught to care for it. The more people are involved the more they will care. Hopefully.– Rida Yash