Some experiences disprove the need for interaction with these spectacular environments. One of these is my recent trip through Colorado and southern Utah, where I soaked in the complete beauty of the national parks “out west”. I’ve never seen red rocks. At least not at the magnitude that CO and UT (and beyond) have to offer… My friend who was with me literally cried in happiness at one view in particular. The sheer size and severity of shape of the landscapes are beautiful in a harmlessly intimidating way that is hard to convey. The power that exists in and on this earth is utterly mind-blowing, yet the result can be magnificently dormant and conveniently picturesque.
It’s nice to be reminded of how small we are in the context of our Earth, never mind our solar system and beyond. It reminds you to chill out, because we are physically and contextually ants in the grand scheme of the universe.
Soak in life. Don’t rush to the goal of the end.