I actually blame the dissociation from nature on religion. There is a belief that somehow humans are much more important than other animals and plants. That we are superior and apart. That we were created in charge and they are all there for us to use and abuse. We have a culture that does not see us all evolving from the same source, all interconnected, all equally important. Most people think we can live perfectly alright without nature. It’s nothing more than a nuisance that gets in the way and needs taming.
We need to get back to a more hunter/gatherer mentality where we see ourselves as part of this great cycle, we depend on it and can live with it in harmony for mutual benefit.
The planet is sick.