First Blog

TASK: Can we apply the Native American sense of the importance of nature to make our own lives more whole and meaningful?

I believe that, by applying the Native American sense of nature’s importance, we can make our lives more whole and meaningful. Many people believe in some sort of a higher power, whether it be God or some other deity, science or something more spiritual that transcends this world. The Native Americans believed in nature and that connection between them and the ground upon which they lived is something that was so deeply entrenched in their lives and made their lives so much better.

Most Indigenous people of any land, the Indigenous Australians included, have a very deep, special and unique connection to their land and believe that because it serves us so much, they should respect it utterly and completely in return and I can’t say I disagree with that. The land gave them everything they could ever need in life (food, water, fire, materials to make shelter) and, as a result of this, their lives were so much simpler and far less complicated. Our lives seem so muddied and confusing because of things like technology and how busy our lives tend to be, as well as today’s consumerism, and we often forget what it is to be human or what our relationships mean and we also forget to be grateful for what we have, instead of always taking for granted like we do.

Applying the Native American sense of the importance of nature can definitely make our lives more whole and meaningful.


5 thoughts on “First Blog

  1. Suzanne.S says:

    Hi Felicity,

    Well done on your first blog for American Literature!
    I agree with most of the points you made, especially the point about consumerism and how humanity’s obsession with materialistic possessions can deter them away from what matters most in life.

    In order to improve this entry, I would just add a couple of connecting sentences when you begin a new paragraph so that it’s more cohesive. Other than that, keep up the great work! 🙂


  2. brendonjohnsonblog says:

    Hi Felicity,
    I really enjoyed your entry on the importance of nature and how it can make our lives more meaningful. I agree with most of what you said in terms of materialism and our compulsive consumerism. So much of today’s products are made to eventually throw away and the impact this has on our environment (and eventually our well being) will ultimately be humankind’s downfall. I’m glad you took MG’s advise and added visual content to your blogs. Good job.


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