If you go hiking in the mountains every single week then you’re going to get scary smart.Why? It is because of all the fresh oxygen. It will wake up your brain like never before.
You are no longer breathing the mold and carbon monoxide infested air in you apartment. No matter where you live the toxins are going to get you. There are other reasons too.
The magnificent views will inspire your creativity like nothing else. You will see the world differently from an entirely different perspective. High, on top of a mountain you are looking down at all the problems in your life. You are above them.
Nature has a way of giving us some distance from our demons. That way we have a better chance of defeating them. Give yourself a fighting chance by climbing a mountain this weekend.
Trees remind you that there are living things far older than you can ever hope to be. Maybe they will impart some wisdom to you if you listen very hard. Trees speak much slower than other living things. You might have to stay in the forest for a while to really hear them. You could get smarter just by listening.
Find one tree and make friends. It can be your tree buddy. When tell people I have a tree buddy they look at me strangely. I wonder what they are thinking. I promise my tree buddy I will see him next week so the is one more reason to come back even if the weather is bad.
Learn About The Plants and Birds
Do you know the names of all the birds you see in the wild? There are a lot. It will make you smarter. Here is an aside. I don’t hear the birds like I used to. I don’t know if it is because there are less of them for some reason or that my hearing is so bad I just can’t.
There are so many kinds of plants and you could learn all their names. That would certainly make you more knowledgable if not smarter.