Why We Love Gardens and Gardening How About You?
I don’t know what it is about gardening that has always drawn humans to
this pastime. But it's always been very popular, and an integral part of
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Of course, the reasoning is fairly obvious behind why people grow food in
their garden. It’s to eat! If you live off the fat of the land and actually
survive on stuff from your piece of land, it’s easy to understand the reasoning.
It's self sufficiency.
But I’m thinking about those people who plant flowers and other plants just for the
sake of looking nice. There’s no immediate benefit that I can see; you
just have a bunch of flowers on your land! However, after thinking
extensively about the motivation behind planting these decorative landscapes, I’ve
conceived several possible theories.
I think one of the reasons people love to do this so much is that while we
have a natural desire to progress and industrialize, deep within
all of us
is a primal love for nature. While this desire might not be as strong as
the desire for modernism, it is still strong enough to compel us to create
small outlets of nature, in the midst of all our hustle and
Since being in nature is like regressing to an earlier stage of
humanity, we too can regress to a time of comfort and utter happiness.
This is why gardens are so relaxing and calming to be in. They are a good place to relax and meditate. they are a place and a way to quickly escape from the busy world.
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Perhaps, the greatest benefit of this hobby is the relaxation. Although it can require a fair amount of work, there are many who feel as if it really isn’t work. In fact, there are many people who say that this is as great way to relax. This is because you can work at your own pace.
In addition to being relaxing, it will be your own creation. If you are able to successfully to design plant and grow a garden, you may be pleased with the results and proud of yourself, as you should be.
I’ve thought at times that perhaps we as humans feel a sort of guilt
driving us to restore nature and care for it. This guilt could stem from
the knowledge that we, not personally but as a race, have destroyed so
much of nature to get where we are today. It’s the least we can do to
build a small oasis in remembrance of all the trees we kill every day.
It’s my theory that this is the underlying reason for most people to take
up this as a hobby.
It is definitely a healthy habit though, don’t get me wrong. Any
hobby that provides physical exercise, helps the environment, and improves
your diet can’t be a negative thing. So no matter what the underlying
psychological cause for this is, I think that everyone should
continue to do so.
Of course I’m no psychologist; I’m just a curious person. I often wonder what makes me enjoy this so much. What is it that makes me go
outside for a few hours every day, depending on the weather, with my tools, and facilitate
the small-time growth of plants that would grow naturally on their own? I think it's all
about nurturing,achieving and triumphing over nature.
I may never know, but in this case ignorance truly is bliss.
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