The Excitement of New Lands to Discover is Over
Now what? How do we rediscover the strange and curious lands that we can look at on Google? Where is the fear and unknown in every step towards the unseen reaches? Everything has been mapped and chartered by previous explorers now. Our current generation has nothing new to stimulate our tastes.
This day and age is really about getting comfortable within the current environment we live in. Those people who naturally have a curiosity to travel are now no longer as ambitious as their fathers. What is there to be unsure of within a travel distance? The integrity of the road?
We now have access to people in other places hundreds of miles away through the internet. If you try to connect someone in the area that you might like to live, you will hear time and time again that it’s too crowded and not worth moving to. People are protecting of their immediate environments because they are comfortable within them.
There are still groups of people who aren’t exactly comfortable with their surroundings. They desire travel and new environmental senses. If they don’t travel, they can become easily depressed and suffer health problems. But it gets harder to fill the sense of discovery as more lands become walled off from each other by the people who are comfortable within their environment.
It was the ones who naturally are not comfortable with their environments, who settled America. They were filled with enthusiasm of the adventure. They couldn’t move fast enough across distances. It didn’t take much for them to leave their old lands. They made their marks, and then quickly moved on to the next horizon.
The trade posts in new areas were like early phases of McDonalds or Walmart. A person could expect particular kinds of things to be sold only at a trade post. This venture simply changed hands to bigger innovators who cut their own business models across wide reaches of lands. They left many shells of their existence behind.
You will find many empty shells of Walmart across the Nation. This is similar to over 100 years ago when you would have found old abandoned trading posts, as well. It has been a different kind of divide and conquer of territory in new ways that were unexplored.
How do you get bigger than Walmart? The internet? There could still be some new possibilities, especially with how Minecraft is satisfying many kids desire for exploration. The pleasure of discovering new and weird places is being realized. But at what cost are we paying to make virtual discoveries?
I think our health crisis is getting worse as we push more kids into the video game and internet realm. There really is no improvement in brain function while playing a video game. It’s much healthier to be able to run across a few miles of open terrain instead. It’s quality blood circulation that enhances our thinking.