From Aeon: “A new government programme in South Korea encourages hikers to slow down and enjoy nature. The reason behind the initiative is that South Koreans are, it seems, taking many of the stresses of their daily life along on the trails, bringing the competitive streak from the city to the supposed tranquility of the outdoors. The tendency to rush and ‘do’ nature as quickly as possible led this government to tell its citizens to take their time to appreciate their natural surroundings.”
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