How nature and culture interact with each other, seem to be at odds with one another. One symbolizes purity and innocence, while the others are as corruption and decay. However, this might not always be the case; there are ways to come together to make something positive for society. There is a way in which nature and culture can be one.
The nature-culture divide has been going on for a long time. Many people go against the idea of trying to preserve the environment because it is perceived as too expensive. We can see it when people oppose the idea of converting their cars into more energy-efficient ones when they are concerned that it will cost them too much money to do.
An Effort Against Nature
No one is free from doing something against nature since most people do not think it is necessary to preserve it. We can see it when people are destroying the rainforest without thinking about the repercussions that this could have on them. It is important to remember that even though one can destroy nature, it will eventually prevail, especially if people are fighting for its preservation.
A natural effort
People also must work very hard if they want to do something to preserve nature. We can see it when people spend a lot of money to ensure that they are properly conserving the environment.
Some environmentalists are doing valuable work in preserving species of animals and plants, essential habitat areas, and valuable natural resources. These people do this because they know the importance of nature. They see it as part of their life and would not give up on it even if their lives depended on it.
The efforts against nature are very costly. It is because there are people who are willing to do anything to make sure that they can destroy the environment without thinking about the future or how it will affect them or their children. Sometimes, this can even endanger their lives since many accidents happen every day because of deforestation.
Nature is something that people should not take for granted since it can cost them dearly, especially if it gets destroyed.
Culture as an Ecological Niche
It is challenging for people to survive without the help of culture. For a long time, people have been able to use culture to decide on what they should do and how they should live with one another.
We can see it in a tribal village where people live a straightforward life; there are no differences between the rich and the poor. Everyone seems to share everything, and even though there might be leaders, their positions are not hereditary. There are no differences between the young and the old since there is no division of labor. Everyone seems to be equal. There are also rules on how people should behave, which they do not break.
Nature and culture are essential, but it is also necessary not to take them for granted. If they have been there for so many generations, they can be there for many generations more. People should not forget that the environment greatly impacts their lives and how they decide to live their lives.
It will not make sense if people decide to destroy themselves by destroying the environment which they depend on every day of their lives.