The importance of learning what the necessities of life may be stating “It would be some advantage to live a primitive and frontier life…”
Leads me to think about Wants vs. Needs when it comes to humans.
“Every child begins the world again, to some extent, and loves to stay out doors, even in wet and cold… It was the natural yearning of that portion of our most primitive ancestor which still survived in us.” (Page 22 last paragraph)
I found this to be quite interesting, growing up my siblings and I always creating little shelters in the woods. There’s definitely an importance in spending time without obstructions between you and the outside world, I think it enables you to develop an appreciation for your surroundings, allowing you as an individual to evolve.