Some new scientific studies confirm, what we all know: that time spent in a green environment such as a forest makes us happy. Using a citizen science approach, scientists, according to the Guardian, now try to identify how the shape and form of a forest, the spacing of the trees, undergrowth, and species influence our positive emotions. In interviews, participants also reported that a two hour walk in a forest or woodland can improve people’s health.
The other side of these findings is that looking at plants that are in a miserable state of existence actually bring pitiful emotions to people. It makes us sad to see neglected plants. It may well be that our nature connectedness can have a negative impact on our physical and mental health. Here are two examples, see what you feel.