Beauty of Nature
Nature is everywhere. … While it’s true that living in greener cities has been shown to improve mental health and overall well-being, our attitude and perspective can be just as important for appreciating nature. You don’t have to live around a lot of nature to be able to find it.
Humans may benefit from nature in different ways. Not only does nature provide with air, food, water, protection and shelter, but also is beneficial for our health and well-being. Nature is understood in a wide sense: from natural environments like forests, the ocean or mountains to urban green parks.
There is thus an emotional or affective component in the beauty of the intellect just as there is in the immediate beauty of perception. If we destroy the natural world, we take away the things that we can marvel at and experience awe towards in these two ways. And this experience of the beautiful through the intellect may reinforce our attributing value to nature here as well, but a deeper kind of value, the intrinsic value I talked about in the last essay. Here it is not only that nature is valuable because it is beautiful, but nature is beautiful because it possesses intrinsic value, grounded in its intelligible structure. Thus we see a close parallel between goodness and beauty in nature. We can find an objective basis for goodness and beauty in nature, namely its intelligible structure, but also see that nature is valuable and beautiful for us, with the particular apparatus that nature has given us for navigating our way through the world.
Natural beauty or natural looks means something which is the way it is. It refers to a state where we are not worried about any makeup or usage of any chemical products!. Not everyone looks good without the make up, so we should definitely appreciate those who look beautiful naturally.
Nature is understood in a wide sense: from natural environments like forests, the ocean or mountains to urban green parks. The elements of nature, such as plants, animals, water, soil and air, are also considered. Impressively, not only does brief and extended contact with nature provide some king of benefits, but also exposure to virtual nature, viewing nature through windows and bringing nature indoors.
The beauty of nature can have a profound effect upon our senses, those gateways from the outer world to the inner, whether it results in disbelief in its very existence as Emerson notes, or feelings such as awe, wonder, or amazement. But what is it about nature and the entities that make it up that cause us, oftentimes unwillingly, to feel or declare that they are beautiful?
“I declare this world is so beautiful that I can hardly believe it exists.”