I think it goes even deeper then that Pinemartin. The desire or even the need to go out and spend some time in the wilderness is locked in our DNA. Some more then others. All of us here in our forum feel the same about being part of nature. Our fore fathers were successful in surviving or we wouldnt be here.
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My cup runneth over from that generous praise Swede
. Thanks so much. I'm happy to share and contribute what I can here since I have learned plenty from this forum since discovering it just a few months ago.
Regarding DNA and evolutionary origins of our love of nature, I agree entirely. What I described in that video - the feelings of satisfaction, accomplishment, being absorbed by a task and present in the moment - these are all feelings that we value and enjoy because problem-solving, ingenuity and mindfulness in activity are all behavioural and cognitive features relevant to day-to-day survival in natural settings. It`s no accident that certain sorts of pursuits and activities are intrinsically gratifying. An individual that did not find these enjoyable simply wouldn't be as motivated to engage in them, which would make it less disposed to improving it's material circumstance compared to conspecifics who did find them gratifying - and that would be directly relevant to individual and inclusive fitness.