Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.” The outdoors gives a man or woman a place to escape their normal everyday lives. A person can do countless activities and hobbies while he or she is outside enjoying nature. But where can you go to gear up for a day in the wilderness? Cabela’s Inc. is easily the most popular and versatile place for a consumer to go and get everything they need for an outdoors adventure in one place. Cabela's attracts customers to its stores by expressing their passion for the outdoors and offering a variety of products for outdoorsmen and benefits consumers with the convenience of having everything they need for an outdoor adventure …show more content…
Cabela’s stores all around the country are built with the impression that they are, in fact, all about the outdoors. The way each building is constructed takes on the appearance of a giant log cabin. Inside the stores are full of naturalistic scenes of different landscapes around the globe, impressing their customers with model habitats, planes hanging from the ceiling, and mounts of animals filling the heart of the store. Customers walk the aisles in awe on their way to finding materials for an expedition in the open air. It is truly woodland …show more content…
We can go to a Cabela’s and pick up anything we need to get away from the real world and go spend the day outside. It allows us the ability to be who we are and be our own person. Everyone needs a break from their responsibilities every now and then, and going outdoors is a great way to relax and let loose. Twitchell states "meaning is what we are after, what we need" in his article “Two Cheers for Materialism’’. With the benefit of Cabela’s immense choice of materials consumers may look for items that give them meaning. He also says "as human being, we are materialists", having and wanting materials is in our nature. We cannot help ourselves from wanting something. It gives us pleasure in getting a new commodity. Cabela’s is one of the bigger names in sporting goods stores, which makes it fun and convenient to consume there, but in today’s society materials can get in the way of our spiritual values. The hardiness of Cabela’s stores seems essential to the American character, but we cannot let materials get in the way of our spiritual views. No one can remain untouched by the temptation of consumption, referring back to Twitchell’s statement, as humans we are
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As a city kid, I never thought in a million years that I could do something like that. Each day at Green River was a surprise. My third day away I was provided with mentors who led me on longer hikes through the Blue Ridge Mountains, and who taught me about the flora and fauna of the land. I ate fresh blueberries for the first time on my second time ever hiking. Green River Preserve was not just about the camping experience but also about the experiences of respecting yourself, the ones around you, and the land you live on. Each night we gathered around and sung camp songs. When we returned to our cabins, we explain how our days went through Rose, Bud, and Thorn. Rose is the highlight of your day, Bud is what you are looking forward to the next day, and Thorn is a bad part of your day. We hugged one another and told one another compliments, which I truly enjoyed. In the morning, before we entered the dining hall, we would wake up as a cabin and meditate together. After meditation, we had to do a quirky activity of some sort, and the quickest cabin went in first. Plastered in the main lodge of Green River were the Woodcraft Laws. There are four laws: The law of Beauty is described as being clean for both yourself and the place you live in, as well as understanding and respecting your body because it is the temple of the spirit. Be a friend of
One strength of his article is that it can easily elicit an emotional response from the more sympathetic readers and outdoor enthusiasts. Duane appeals to pathos when first setting the scene of a day in the wilderness. He describes what it would be like if one had the “good fortune” to spot a Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep in the wild. He writes, “You unwrap a chocolate bar amid breathtaking views . . . the sight fills you with awe and also with gratitude for the national parks, forests, and yes, environmental regulations that keep the American dream of wilderness alive” (Duane 1). For the audience that connects to this emotional appeal, this instantly draws them in to the article and can arouse feelings of amazement and wonder toward the sight described. It can likewise leave readers wondering whether or not this scene is truly so perfect. This statement can also appear too dramatic for those less passionate. When Duane writes, “The sight fills you with . . . gratitude for the . . . yes, environmental regulations that keep the American dream of wilderness alive,” it seems almost untrue, as most people do not think twice about the environmental regulations that keep animals in their
...ee greatly on the meaning of materialistic objects. Thoreau refers to materialistic objects as “gewgaws”, and believes that materialistic possessions are degrading. He believes that anything that exceeds what is necessary complicates life. Stephen Crane considers materialistic possessions carries value in one’s life. According to Crane, the quantity and quality of material possessions correspond with someone’s worth in society. Walden and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets emphasizes the importance of self-reliance, yet disagreeing on the value of poverty and the significance of materialistic possessions.
I come from a family that is strongly influenced by the outdoors. We spend countless hours outdoors camping, fishing, and hiking. At a young age, I grew a passion and love for nature. That passion soon grew to be an obsession. When I was a young boy, I discovered the sport of hunting while looking at several books and pictures stored in my father’s closet. My father would tell me several stories of when he hunted in Mexico. I was fascinated by this sport and dreamed of one day taking part in the tradition of hunting.
... hikers to experience the wilderness the way it was initially intended. With unpredictable weather, wildlife, etc. Where hikers are granted the freedom to make their own decisions. As much as the tangible dangers hinder the journey one may face during the trail--the desire, attitude and the love for hiking are perhaps what keeps them yearning for the next level.
It had been a decade since I camped last, and I recalled it being a jam packed, smokey, noisy family campground. I had only been camping in the “real woods” once, and that was literally decades ago - four of them. And now, Wendy, who is a self-proclaimed Queen-of-the-wilderness, introduced a weekend in the interior of Algonquin Park as one of our - Canadian Destinations.
1. The main idea is not only that owning stuff is not the key to happiness, it’s also that consumers today own more than they need to thrive which directly impacts the environment. Hill illustrates the environmental impact by showing statistics of global warming today versus the past century, and how consumerism is leading to a hotter climate. Hill debunks claims of buying happiness by discussing a study where stress hormones spike to their highest when people are managing their personal belongings. Hill’s most prominent example that consumerism is not the answer is himself, as he discusses some of the most stressful times of his life being right after coming into a large sum of money and buying whatever he fancied. When Hill concludes his article, he states that “I have less—and enjoy more. My space is small. My life is big” (213).
On a sunny Saturday morning with beautiful blue skies, and birds chirping, James Hamblin was in his balcony with a cup of coffee on his desk eager to write his short argumentative essay titled “Buy Experiences, Not Things”. In this short essay, Hamblin wanted to depict the fact that happiness in individuals, is mainly due to experiential purchases than to material purchases. One of the things he said to prove that point was “waiting for an experience elicits more happiness and excitement than waiting for a material good’ (Hamblin, 2014). He also stated that “a mind should remain in one place, and a mind that wanders too much is a sign of lack of happiness” (Hamblin, 2014). Instead of buying the latest iPhone, or Samsung galaxy, we should spend
Who doesn’t like shopping? I can’t name one person. Phyllis rose states many positive qualities in her essay “Shopping and Other Spiritual Adventures in America Today”. One of the positives qualities she mentions about shopping is that it’s a form of therapy. Being that I love to shop. Rather it’s online or going to the stores it’s something I also find very therapeutic. You don't really need, let's say, another sweater. You need the feeling of power that comes with buying or not buying it. You need the feeling that someone wants something you have--even if it's just your money. To get the benefit of shopping, you needn't actually purchase the sweater. After a long stressful work or school day there’s nothing more relaxing than walking around
In life, especially in American culture, our existence revolves around the physical, materialistic possessions and goals. Every commercial, ad and salesman caters to those who need more “stuff”
Being invited to a friend’s house the other day, I began to get excited about the journey through the woods to their cabin. The cabin, nestled back in the woods overlooking a pond, is something that you would dream about. There is a winding trail that takes you back in the woods were their cabin sits. The cabin sits on top of a mountain raised up above everything, as if it was sitting on the clouds.
Last autumn, while on a trip, I decided to walk through a State Forest. This huge forest enriches the countryside not far from town and was a place where indians held hunting rights until recently. Little streams, ancient trees, shaded paths, and hidden places are some of the physical attributes which make the State Forest an enchanting place.
This is a thought-provoking book about the pursuit of material goods. Kasser is not a preacher, but a scientist. He presents his evidence carefully, and concludes that materialism is a game not worth playing even on its own terms of promoting human happiness.