The average American now spends close to 10 hours a day staring at screens.
Now that we spend the majority of our time experiencing the world in a digital form mediated by screens, I think we might be losing something meaningful in our lives.
In this video, I share my thoughts on how the sedentary nature of modern living and staring at flat 2D digital screens has dulled our senses. Then, I talk about why we need to “rewild” and re-activate our senses by spending more time immersed in wild nature.
Time spent immersed in wild ecosystems like forests where we can explore our sensory experience in a rich environment is a powerful way to invoke a sense of awe and wonder, which I have found to be a powerful antidote to the anxiety and stress of modern living.