Nature and the Human Spirit
The museum allowed me to step out of my daily, ordinary life by stepping into almost a different world where we actually take the time to appreciate the beauty that our world has. Although this was a project and at first it may have seemed like a chore or task for many students like myself, once I got here, I took my time to look at all the details and really valued the beauty of each creature I saw, especially at the butterfly exhibit.
The museum gives us a better glimpse into who we are as people because it makes you think how often you appreciate the world around you, rethink your values and if you're spending your daily time for them. Going to this museum, I also realized that even though most of these majestic animals are from parts of the world that I may never go to, there are plenty of other beautiful and majestic animals and places of nature where I live that I have the chance to see everyday.
In college, sometimes I find myself cooped up inside on my laptop working on assignments and studying, but when I think about living the Good Life, I think about being active and going outside where I can appreciate the beauty of the world. This museum no doubt inspired me to make an effort daily to go outside and actually pay attention to where I am, and to be grateful that I am healthy enough to walk around and enjoy the beauty nature offers. I hope all other Good Life students feel the same way because if we all spend time appreciating the world around us, we will all be a step closer to happiness and the Good Life.