Compare And Contrast Essay On Nature

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Nature Nature goes beyond words. It is a creation belonging to no one and thus making it so pure and beautiful. Often, her presence is taken for granted and unappreciated by many. Her existence is not unknown, yet full of endless surprises. “Economy” by Henry David Thoreau and “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes will be included in my writing, to examine and focus on life’s natural architecture. Nature has much to offer. She only gives us what we ask of her. Therefore, sometimes it is good, but sometimes it can be destructive and evil. Nature reflects our state of mind and as an aspect of ourselves, the more in tune we are with her, the stronger we become. Both texts prove that one must go into nature to avoid distraction. Being surrounded by material and the so called “unnatural” things, can be harming to the soul. “Most men, even in this comparatively free country, through mere ignorance and mistake, are so occupied with the factitious cares and superfluously coarse labors of life that its finer fruits cannot be plucked by them” (Thoreau 6). The temporary pleasures and continuous temptations distract us from the infinite pleasures received by nature. Along with overloads of excessive work, man is left with no time to focus on what is truly important. His attention and priorities are elsewhere. “The finest…show more content…
Just as each of us has some evil in us, nature too can be aggressive. The more connected you are with nature, the more self aware you become. You figure out what is truly important in this life and realize that happiness is only a state of mind. Certain things can make you “happy”, but only for a little. Material is temporary, so to build your treasures in this life is foolish. Rather step back, smell the flowers and be enlightened by the most beautiful parts of life. Nature has a lot to offer, but in order to gain enlightenment and reap all of its benefits, man must interact with nature as a place and a
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