Ignorance and working against nature has harmful consequences.
My ability connecting with nature is the result of seeing nature for what it is, and acting in harmony with nature. The story of polar bears reinforces my point.
A student from my town of Colchester travelled with others to Svalbard Island in Norway known for its population of polar bears. First ideal is knowing that polar bears are dangerous you keep away from their territories unless it is a matter of vital importance; these students went for the fun of it. Second ideal is knowing the danger and being prepared for it; these students had no night watch, their trip alarm set in a triangle rather than a rectangle, their gun needed a paperclip to work. A student died in a polar bear attack, and injured four other members of the expedition. The polar bear died of its injuries. Had people respected nature a polar bear and humans would have avoided death and injury.
The video below is about polar bears and huskies working in beautiful harmony. The owner of the huskies respects the polar bears inherent wildness and works with nature, using fire crackers to educate the polar bears to keep their distance from him at all times.