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denial of beauty = bland soul-less and loveless existence

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denial of beauty = bland soul-less and loveless existence
    ura soul
    by ura soul

    Just as there is a biological web of life, there is also a cultural and spiritual web of life—what we at the National Geographic have taken to calling the "ethnosphere." It's really the sum total of all the thoughts, beliefs, myths, and institutions brought into being by the human imagination. It is humanity's greatest legacy, embodying everything we have produced as a curious and amazingly adaptive species. The ethnosphere is as vital to our collective well-being as the biosphere. And just as the biosphere is being eroded, so is the ethnosphere—if anything, at a far greater rate.

    —Wade Davis

    Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society.
    Image by Horst Haitzinger