This was written in the early 1990s. How much more true must this be now? Even as we separate ourselves from nature, nature comes roaring in at the barricades with ever more fury.
Never in his history has man drifted so far from nature as now, and this has been perhaps the worst of our mistakes.
From A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East by Tiziano Terzani
There are probably several remedies. We’ve seen the horrible outcomes of those societies that have tried a forced return to some agrarian ideal. History is soaked in the blood of those “great ideas.” Even so, there must be some third way which we can connect to and, more importantly, be grounded in nature.