Mankind has truly done it all. A force to be reckoned with, not only are we the most intelligent and accomplished beings on the planet, but we have also made great strides in our own advancement, speeding up with this development progressively, so much so that we have surprised our now selves with how far we have come.
While a decade or so ago, a smart device that could fit in your pocket was laughable at the most, today, it is a challenge to meet anyone on the street that doesn’t possess a smartphone. We are constantly in touch, constantly updated, and constantly connected. Have we, however, forgotten our roots? Is it possible that while we were too busy advancing our own progression, we forgot to enjoy the one-of-a-kind world around us?
Indeed, it appears that mankind, at least the majority of it, has been doing the exact opposite. Too busy to reconnect with nature, we are too caught up in our own rat races, constantly trying to get ahead.
The younger generation today draws its examples from their adults. As such, it is the adults’ duty to inculcate a passion and love for nature in their children.
For a change, parents could choose to have a “technology-free” family holiday. The best horse riding holidays are very popular in large family-run farms, and this would be an ideal place to start. It is very important especially to have a knowledge about these activities, also on these animals as it goes a long way. Furthermore, these activities are now becoming restricted only to few people in the society.
This will also give the family members a chance to pay attention to each other and have some quality time together, free from the crushing worries of work deadlines and school assignments.
As much as technology has distances us from nature, it also has its benefits; look online for farms that rent out holiday accommodation and offer special packages for family vacationers. This could include fun activities such as fishing, hiking and bird-watching. You will also be able to indulge in lake swims and camping under the moonlight, complete with a log fire and home-made food from the farm.
Choosing such a holiday will also allow your children to watch and understand how a farm is run and the unique language the people who work there seem to share with the animals. Reconnecting with nature will be fascinating to them once they see that nature itself is completely free to enjoy every day, all the time.