Out of the Woods and into the Mall!

From my research proposal (a work in progress):
Modern society is a cacophony of distractions; whirring sounds, flashing images, and advertising schemes designed to bend the consumer’s will into an insatiable appetite for the marketplace.

I the paper I will extemporize upon the problems associated with the removal of nature, (i.e. natural ecosystems / wilderness,) from the daily lives of the majority of us.

Some of these problems are a lack of physical, emotional, mental development. Other problems which may be associated with this growing tendency toward "indooredness" might be increased domestic violence, obesity, (and associated diseases - diabetes, heart disease) - a wide array of immunodeficiency disorders - maybe even cancer (at least as it relates to the toxification of our every day lives...

Ideas and questions are welcome.

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Aldo Leopold: "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

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