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#138997 - 01/25/07 03:11 PM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? *DELETED* [Re: reality2k4]
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#139004 - 01/25/07 04:21 PM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: jacobtk]
batcountry Offline
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i think humans need nature to really be happy, after all, that is where we come from. and we may live in big ugly cities now but nature and the earth are our natural homes. i love to be in the woods or out in the middle of nowhere, in a field, or the desert, anywhere really. i grew up playing in the woods and outside. it was the only place that was safe and it was "mine." i am miserable now that i cant get out into nature. fuck this city. i think everyone could use a good walk through the woods now and then, at the very least

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#139005 - 01/25/07 04:39 PM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: batcountry]
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I think the county, the woods bring us back as little boys.
The innocence and beauty of seeing birds and other wildlife
going about their somewhat uncomplicated lives.
Of course, that is not the case when we wipe out their food
chain by using pesticides etc.

Kill the bugs, which the birds feed on, we are killing off
nature, just as we kill ourselves in war.
When? Will they ever learn the true beauty of life, which is
there for all to see, if they only open their eyes,

ste


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#139014 - 01/25/07 05:46 PM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: reality2k4]
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The photographs above are excellent and show the real beauty that can be found around us if only we look. Wish I had a dog like that one Ste, but I work shifts and it wouldn't be fair.

The references to nature remind me of when I used to visit my maternal grandparents as a child. They lived next to a wood (Brancepath Forest actually). I used to go for walks with my Grandfather / Uncle and others - there are many magical memories related to that time.

What I absolutely remember was standing outside of my Grandparents house in the Autumn, right next to the trees which just seemed to disappear into the sky. When the leaves were dry, and it blew a gale - the sound was absolutely awesome. I used to stand there, half terrified at the noise, but so in awe of it that I had to stand and listen. That's probably why I find it so easy to chill out now by listening to bands like Metallica and Motorhead. Powerful as those bands are (I've also seen both live), they will never match the power of the wind in those trees that I experienced as a child!

Being brought up in such natural surroundings has given me a positive memory bank that I can dip into at times when things are not so good.

Wish it had stayed like that, and that we never moved from that area!

Thanks to rock music, and all those that produce it - that's what kept me going over the years!

Best wishes ...Rik

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#139015 - 01/25/07 05:53 PM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: reality2k4]
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Originally Posted By: reality2k4

Kill the bugs, which the birds feed on, we are killing off
nature, just as we kill ourselves in war.
When? Will they ever learn the true beauty of life, which is
there for all to see, if they only open their eyes,

ste


I love bugs! Certain kinds, to be sure, but still!



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#139020 - 01/25/07 08:12 PM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: onefastbike]
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well if we are posting pics of nature and stuff...

here is some pictures i took in new mexico. sorry for the bad quality, i only had a disposable camera. these were taken the last time that i was there, i hope to live there again one day, it is where i grew up.









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#139092 - 01/26/07 10:14 AM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: batcountry]
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Great photographs. I have to admit that said "Wow" to myself when I saw those.

My personal recourse to find sanity is to build high voltage gadgets. Getting online and surfing out intellectual curiosities brings peace, order, and joy to the world inside my head.

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#139177 - 01/26/07 11:57 PM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: cbfull]
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I like the pictures guys

John

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#139229 - 01/27/07 12:29 PM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: WalkingSouth]
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Registered: 11/12/05
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Loc: United States
I love nature AND the big city, I could live in either area, (as long as I could have high speed internet lol).

Last summer I was riding my bike along a lonely stretch of road and a HUGE wild turkey ran across the road in front of me. I could NEVER take pleasure in killing such a cool creature. Although I WOULD do it if I knew what I was doing was in harmony with nature, and that I actually ate the bird and didn't adversely effect it's population.

I guess what I'm getting at is that I think it's cool to hunt if you still respect nature, much as the Indians did, when they killed a buffalo, they used EVERY part of the creature and didn't take them for granted. They respected nature and I think it's cool how they lived here for thousands of years without making species going extinct like the westerners have done since coming here.


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#139332 - 01/28/07 05:02 AM Re: How do you maintain your sanity? [Re: onefastbike]
alexey Offline
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Registered: 08/16/05
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Loc: Moscow, Russia
Hello!

Thanks for photos. They are really cool. I would like to be closer to the wild nature and see these birds and animals.

I also wanted to put my photo, even though it is more of town life. \:\)

[img]http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q139/Alexeys_photos/?action=view¤t=IMG_05281.jpg[/img]

Alexey



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