The fear of dying and our vulnerability, however, never leave us completely and our relation with nature is deprived of some of its meaning. We appreciate the gifts of nature but also want to overcome nature’s many limitations; such as decease, famine, poverty, natural disasters and death. We don’t see this as a larger conflict, as we don’t recognize it within ourselves.
Conflict 2, our way of life
Human development progresses in every area imaginable. We live longer, food has become cheaper, our mobility has increased and we have more leisure time. Poverty, decease, inequality and violence have all reduced. We can enjoy great food, our freedom, our health and can look forward to our retirement. These two sets of images mirror this dynamic.