Essay Archive - Civilize the Wilderness
Civilize the Wilderness
Wilderness, why civilize it? This is an interesting question, and
one that is hard to answer. Why not just leave the wilderness alone, and
let it grow and decide it's own beginnings and ends? Does civilizing the
wilderness make it better or worse? In what ways is it better or worse if
we leave it alone or it we civilize it? These are all excellent questions
and are all worthwhile to think about.
Western culture has tried to civilize the wilderness for quite
sometime now, but is it really something we should be doing? In the point
of view of many, the wilderness should be civilized to accommodate....