The Developing Fear of Nature

The Developing Fear of Nature

Ever watch the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week on TV?  How about Animal Planet’s Nature’s Deadliest or  Rattlesnake Republic?  Do these shows instill a love of nature and a desire to get outdoors?  Quite the opposite.  Imagine what they are doing to your kids!  While these shows sort of reflect reality – in that the animal actors are just doing their thing, often with encouragement from the producers – the truth of the situation is quite different.

A better dose of reality:

I could go on, but the point is that the horrors displayed on television, in an attempt to draw viewers, are hugely overblown and a detriment to the health of everyone that watches them and then fears going outdoors.  Try turning off the television and going for a walk – take your kids along.

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