In this episode of Hunt Gather Talk, I talk about silence.
Our world is so busy — and buzzy. We are constantly bombarded with minor stimuli that prick us with needles of annoyance, and of validation. Oooh, someone “liked” my post! How can that person believe that? Another email. More text messages. I see it even when people are fishing, foraging or hunting. To me, this seems amazing, as a major reason for being in nature is to enjoy the silence.
But some people cannot let it go. And those are the folks who need it the most. I’ve had a lot of experience watching both the beauty of watching someone let go for the first time in ages — and the sadness of witnessing people squander a huge portion of what the natural world has to offer by burying themselves in the electronic.
That is what this week’s podcast is all about. Nothing to sell, no recipes. Just food for thought.
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