You heard me. Stop reading this, get off your computer, and go outside. Do you remember what it was like to play outside as a child? Did you marvel at the caterpillar climbing the tree or run screaming from the spider that landed on you when you walked through that web?
Ah, I remember the daddy longlegs "incident" from when I was about 9. This huge daddy longlegs spider crawled up my leg. I screamed until it reached my stomach. Then I froze wide eyed as it made it's way up my torso. I think mom came to the rescue. Now, as an adult, I do my best to save spiders from the sink if they fall in. And I usually move bugs outside instead of squishing them. Dead bugs gross me out more than live ones. But I digress.
Did you lay in the grass and point out animal shapes in the clouds? Did you climb trees? Did you make forts? What did you do outside for fun? Can you do any of it now?
Most of us work indoors and spend all of our time in doors. The only outside experience I get it walking from my building to my car to my apartment to my car to my building to my .... You get the idea.
When was the last time you were outside?