The primitive and the modern each have their pleasures and their pain. The old way gives us robust physicality, intimate contact with nature and tribe, but primal lives are demanding, sometimes unpleasant and often dangerous. The modern way gives us comfort, power and incredible knowledge, but at the cost of stress, lifestyle disease and a highly uncertain future. A new-old way of living would give us the best of both worlds. Our challenge is to find the balance.
At Exuberant Animal, we seek the best of both worlds, a new-old way of living and being. We use and enjoy the bounty of modern civilization, but only up to a point. That's because we're simultaneously going back to nature, in spirit and in fact. We go outdoors whenever possible: we hike, climb, exercise and put our bodies into direct physical contact with dirt, plants, animals, sun and sky. l