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Angatia wrote: 15 Jul 2020, 12:16 Mstrtim has a valid thought on this topic. One man's meat is another one's poison.
I agree with you. But not always is that scenario played out!
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Marion Jepkosgei wrote: 15 Jul 2020, 12:21 I am an environmental scientist and the greatest lesson I learnt from the book is that nature doesn't forget and it definitely doesn't forget. So for us humans to co-exist in perfect harmony with the natural environment, we must stop interfering with nature.

And that the natural environment can do fine without us, but we can't exist without plants and animals. And so, in this age of climate change, we must atone to nature by stopping the injustices we subject to animals and plants. Everything on earth has a moral value.
I believe in that. With human interference things go elsewhere
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Priyanka2304 wrote: 15 Jul 2020, 13:03 For me, this story has a lot of potential in telling us about the true might of the nature. It's better not to mess with it. While I was reading this book, I was having glimpses of the movie 'The Happening'.
I agree, but why do humans not learn from their mistakes? why do we need books or movies to tell us that.
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shynmr wrote: 10 Jul 2020, 07:25 I think the idea of leaving the natural world as unmolested as possible is one of the biggest lessons. Had the team not interfered with nature, their encounters with the wolves may not have been as harrowing. It's "do unto others as you would have done to you" applied to non-humans and has echoes throughout society. We are arriving to be more humane and this is a shining example of why and when that could matter.
Yes, I totally agree with you on that; do unto others as you would have done to you. Well said!
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Grant's sexual encounter solidifies the fact that no matter how preoccupied one can be, natural instincts like sex can creep in almost unannounced.
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Priyanka2304 wrote: 15 Jul 2020, 13:03 For me, this story has a lot of potential in telling us about the true might of the nature. It's better not to mess with it. While I was reading this book, I was having glimpses of the movie 'The Happening'.
Tha's a lesson I would agree with. Nature balances itself and, therefore, acting against it will eventually have a set back.
And the analogy with the movie "The happening" was great.
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I think the biggest takeaway for me is that despite best intentions, being human and temptation can overpower our the best of ourselves. Also, just because we set out with good intentions but fall prey to alcohol, sexual acts, mistrust, it doesn’t make us inherently bad or evil. It makes us human. And I liked that about this book. That it showed fault in our main character, but I still liked Grant!!
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The real intrinsic nature of humans is exposed when least expected.
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shynmr wrote: 10 Jul 2020, 07:25 I think the idea of leaving the natural world as unmolested as possible is one of the biggest lessons. Had the team not interfered with nature, their encounters with the wolves may not have been as harrowing. It's "do unto others as you would have done to you" applied to non-humans and has echoes throughout society. We are arriving to be more humane and this is a shining example of why and when that could matter.
It is a beautiful thought :tiphat:
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Every man has primal desires and no matter how intelligent a man is, he must fall back to his original state of an animal relying only on instincts.
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Self-discipline is a great virtue if you want to achieve something big. In addition, human beings and nature can find a way of communicating. In fact what we give to nature always comes back to us. Hence, it will be of our benefit to behave well and not against nature.
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Leen282 wrote: 10 Jul 2020, 14:07 For me, the lesson would be that we cannot underestimate the power of nature, plants, flowers - and we don't even have to look at extreme situations like in the book, it would be good already if humans respect nature and everything it gives to us.
Well said, I could not agree more! We humans tend to think we are in control but I dare to say the truth is quite the opposite.
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Ify_Reviewer wrote: 16 Jul 2020, 06:47 Grant's sexual encounter solidifies the fact that no matter how preoccupied one can be, natural instincts like sex can creep in almost unannounced.
I do agree with you and it is human nature.
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Sgpope01 wrote: 16 Jul 2020, 09:38 I think the biggest takeaway for me is that despite best intentions, being human and temptation can overpower our the best of ourselves. Also, just because we set out with good intentions but fall prey to alcohol, sexual acts, mistrust, it doesn’t make us inherently bad or evil. It makes us human. And I liked that about this book. That it showed fault in our main character, but I still liked Grant!!
That is correct, but when these acts result in the downfall, we tend to blame the stuff.
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do20 wrote: 17 Jul 2020, 06:26 Self-discipline is a great virtue if you want to achieve something big. In addition, human beings and nature can find a way of communicating. In fact what we give to nature always comes back to us. Hence, it will be of our benefit to behave well and not against nature.
That is so true...
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