Beyond recreational value: the greater outdoors preservation-related and environmental benefits
The word recreation contains the word creation. On first analysis, recreation typically benefits Americans because it re-creates, rejuvenates them when they are worn from work. At deeper analysis, when such recreation takes place in the natural environment, the creation is the context of human re-creation. Persons leave the built, cultured environment to seek the natural environment. At times this may be just recreation, quite beneficial and hardly different from indoor recreation. But often there is more, and this "more" needs to be explored. In the outdoors, one "touches base" with something ...
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