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Section II- Natural environment

Section II- Natural environment

Postby Karwon » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:14 pm

Hello. This is my second attempt under timed condition ( still used about 40 minutes for this). would love to have any feedbacks about it. Thanks V

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Living in today’s age of consumerism, rarity is a luxury. Nowadays, nature is a luxury commodity. Due to scarcity, consumer has shifted from exploiting nature for its natural resources to preserving it for admiration and enjoyment akin of luxury goods. This new wave of opulent eco-consumerism is triggered by consumers’ needs to display their wealth through indulging in rare goods- the endangered nature.

Rarity is a form of luxury. Similar to rare collectible artworks and aged liqueur, today’s nature is scarce and hence a luxury goods. Consumer symbolised wealth not only through expensive spending, but they tend project a higher social culture through appreciation of rare goods. In this context, nature is no longer exploited for its crude resources when renewable energies are introduced as a more cost-effective alternative. Instead, consumers shift to adore nature as a form of fine art appreciation due to its scarcity. This new wave of opulent eco-adoration is perceived to refine one’s socio-cultural standard when one could become cultured by simply hoping onto this eco-friendly bandwagon.

In addition, over population has confined society within planned city. Many have never venture beyond the concrete jungle to experience the wild nature. Their realest nature experience may be limited to exposure from the zoo or man-made wild life sanctuary. Thus, this makes the experience of wild nature a novel trend for these city consumers and something to boast about. Moreover, the limited and expensive eco-tourism trips further boost the value of the nature. This has created a perception of rarity and luxury, tempting consumer to pursue this nature-like experience.

Arguably, there is no harm caused from such frenzied nature indulgence, and in fact as indicated in comment 4, that every human reserved the right to nature for dignified and quality life. Nevertheless, this does not remove the malevolent intention to enjoy nature as a luxury goods rather than respecting its significance in ensuring humanities survival. Such adoration is irresponsible and short life because one has the choice to retreat back to the comfort of city life should they realise the harsh reality of living bare in the deep jungle.

Despite the shift in consumerism towards nature appreciation, we are still exploiting nature for our own selfish enjoyment. We merely progress away from crudely extracting nature resources to indulging nature as a mean of displaying one’s cultural refinement. While we have the right to access nature to better our quality of life, nonetheless, one should be reminded that the value of nature is beyond for our mere enjoyment. It should be treated with respect and appreciation for its role in ensuring humanities survival.
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Re: Section II- Natural environment

Postby Karwon » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:18 pm

:oops: posted on the wrong thread
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