It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: WalkInSilence
a reply to: angeldoll
Thank you for your reply, but the point is we are the intruders with our so called domesticated manners and infringement on the environment. Oh and the weasel family is fierce, badgers, the fisher, wolverines, minks etc. Look up "Weasel rides woodpecker".
Perhaps it all comes down to who is the top predator? Even if we kill them all off we have lost. Wewill only have our sorry selves to observe.
urbanization and mental health
According to the projections of the United Nations Population Division, by 2030, more people in the developing world will live in urban than rural areas; by 2050, two-thirds of its population is likely to be urban. Urbanization brings with it a unique set of advantages and disadvantages. This demographic transition is accompanied by economic growth and industrialization, and by profound changes in social organization and in the pattern of family life. Urbanization affects mental health through the influence of increased stressors and factors such as overcrowded and polluted environment, high levels of violence, and reduced social support.
At the same time urban living was found to raise the risk of anxiety disorders and mood disorders by 21% and 39% respectively. Interestingly, however, a person's risk of addiction disorders seemed not to be affected by where they live.
Many other possible impacts of city living on brain function are also being investigated. Aircraft noise might inhibit children's learning, according to a recent study from Queen Mary University in London. (Although traffic noise, perversely, might help it.) Researchers in the US and elsewhere have also found that exposure to nature seems to offer a variety of beneficial effects to city dwellers, from improving mood and memory, to alleviating ADHD in children. Much of this research considers the question of "cognitive load", the wearying of a person's brain by too much stimulation, which is thought to weaken some functions such as self-control, and perhaps even contribute to higher rates of violence. In terms of its impact on public health, Adli believes that urbanisation may even be comparable to climate change.
originally posted by: Revolution9
Sounds like a case of average intolerance.
If I went to a big city like NYC or London I would be very naive in that environment
It is about what environment we are used to.
Just because I live rurally does not mean I am super nature guy. I don't do a lot of hands on nature stuff.