The Problem Of The Environment Essay

1046 Words Oct 11th, 2015 5 Pages
The environment is ever changing, therefore has no absolute definition but at the same time has infinite definitions. How do you define something that is everything? It’s hard to put a definition on something that is so broad. Everywhere we look we see the environment, everything we do involves the environment. The environment is everywhere. From when you first wake up in the morning, you notice the sound of birds chirping and the sun shining. That is a simplest form of the environment. One of the last things you see before going to bed at night may be the stars outside your window. The environment is naturally beautiful and is right in front of us, we just need to look further and deeper into our everyday routines.

Nowadays we are very consumed by technology. Between our cell phones, computers, and televisions, there is little time to look outside of what we’ve grown so accustomed to. In the words of Kalle Lasn, “We’ve gone from living in a natural world to living in a manufactured one.” Lasn goes on to mention how for millions of years our personalities and cultures were shaped by nature but today’s generations lives have been shaped mostly by the electric mass media environment. Lasn believes today we’re fully detached from the natural world; “When you cut the flow of nature into people’s lives, their spirit dies” and most of us remain strangers to beautiful acts of nature. In Lasn’s writing of “Mood Disorders” she gives a brief definition of the environment. In her…

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