Letter: Let nature guide you
I was motivated to write this letter after reading Thomas Friedman’s book Thank You For Late, an optimistic guide to thriving in the Age of Acceleration.
In his last two chapters, he describes his philosophy of how we can deal with the effects of the acceleration of technology on our social and economic lives.
He has accepted Mother Nature as his mentor and writes that his set of values and affinity for politics encompass pluralism and inclusion and always try to rule with Mother Nature’s ideas and live by the Golden Rule.
Thank you to my father, Albert Bauer Sr., and Thomas Friedman for suggesting how America can move into the future in a sensible and rewarding life with nature.
Sometime in the mid-1960s, The Columbian edited a letter to the editor entitled “Nature’s Beauty” on the same page by a Clark County farmer (my father) who immigrated to the United States in 1904 at the age of 24 left Germany with a second class.
The editor quotes the farmer in part: “Nature works 24 hours a day to put on a brand new suit. If man could give more time and help nature in its beautification work, how beautiful could life be. “Father lived on the love of the land, mother nature and the golden rule.