The world is a changing place, and the way we work is changing too. More and more people are working remotely, or as they call it, digitally distributed.
With the growing popularity of digital technologies and the rise of flexible work arrangements, it is becoming more common to find employees working from remote locations. Some even refer to it as the fourth wave of workplace change.
With the rise in popularity of digital technology and its use in everyday life, it has become increasingly easier to be productive away from the office.
With access to computers and internet, you can do most things you would normally do at work. You can also take care of personal business like shopping or banking because all of that technology exists outside of the office too.
This article will discuss the benefits of being a warrior in a garden versus a gardener in a war.
Gardens take patience
A garden requires time and effort to develop. You have to plan what you want to grow, when you want to grow it, and how you will care for it. Like we said before, this takes research and guidance!
You have to prepare the soil by applying fertilizer and compost and then raking or tilling it. Then you have to plant the seeds or young plants. After that, you have to keep an eye on the soil and water as needed.
Once the plants are grown, you have to keep maintaining the garden by weeding and watering. You might even need to rotate crops depending on what is growing well and what is not. Some plants require more sunlight or water than others do.
Gardens take skill
Gardening takes some skill and knowledge to do well. You have to know which plants go well together, how to care for them, and when to harvest them.
Just like in life, if you have no knowledge of how to care for things, you will not be able to grow anything. Likewise, if you do not know how to care for people, you will not be able to help them blossom.
The most important part of gardening is knowing when to pull up the weeds. If a weed grows too strong, then it is time to take action or the other plants will not grow or flourish.
Similarly, if someone threatens your loved ones or yourself, it is time to take action against them. Know when to pull up the weeds in your life so that you can keep growing and flourishing.
Plants provide oxygen
We mentioned earlier that plants provide oxygen, but it’s worth reiterating how crucial this fact is.
Plants use the energy they gather from the sun and earth to create oxygen. Through a process called photosynthesis, plants combine water, carbon dioxide, and glucose to make new cells, ler growth, and oxygen.
We live in a world where there’s a constant discussion about climate change and the effects of pollution on the environment. Some even go as far as to say we are living in a plastic planet due to all of the plastic that has been discarded.
This is an important reminder that we need to respect and appreciate nature more.
Plants calm us down
Green plants have a calming effect on us. They help us relax, bring tranquility to our lives, and displace our anxiety. This is because of their natural functions that constantly work to improve the environment around us.
Plants produce oxygen which relaxes us. We are able to sense this when we are near a plant and we breathe easier. We also feel more relaxed when we are around green plants.
Studies show that people who work in greenhouses or gardens have lower levels of cortisol, a hormone that controls the body’s response to stress. This is because of the reduction in environmental stressors caused by plants.
Others have noted how people experience a kind of “awakened awareness” when they’re in gardens or greenhouses, how they experience a kind of “oneness with nature” and how this can be relaxing.
We should plant seeds of peace
‘It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war,’ he said. ‘In a garden, you can always plant new seeds of peace. In a war, there are no seeds left – only corpses.’
Peace is something we can all work towards, and we should all plant the seeds of peace wherever we can.
Even if you don’t know what your place in the world is, you can still make this concept of peace your goal. You may not be able to end war everywhere, but you can plant the seeds of peace in your own community.
By doing this, you will have helped make the world a better place – one seed at a time. More people need to understand this concept and take it to heart.
We should practice non-aggression
“It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war,” so says John F. Kennedy.
He refers not only to the fact that we should spend time cultivating our inner selves and our gardens of life (our relationships, our careers, our hobbies) but also in advocating for peaceful relations between nations.
By engaging in trade and diplomacy, we can lower the likelihood of armed conflict between nations. By investing in other countries, we help improve their quality of life and prevent poverty, which is a catalyst for many wars.
Nations that are economically independent tend to stay peaceful, because taking away their ability to earn money will cause them too much harm.
We should all practice non-aggression on an individual and national level, thus lowering the risk of war.
We should care for our surroundings
It is our responsibility to take care of our world. To do so, we must first learn about the world around us. Learn about the natural world—the plants, trees, wildlife, and environments that surround us.
Learn about the constructed world—the built environment of cities and towns, roads and bridges, and other infrastructure.
To be a responsible gardener in a war-torn world, you must cultivate your garden while also caring for the environment around you.
Learn how to compost to take care of the earth’s resources and ecosystems. Use environmentally friendly materials when building your garden or yard. Learn about wildlife in your area so that you do not harm them or their habitat.
Be aware of your surroundings at all times so that you can spot potential threats before they reach you.
Nature is beautiful and should be appreciated
If you have the time, making time to appreciate and enjoy nature is a great way to enjoy your garden.
Whether it’s spending time sitting in your garden listening to music or reading, or taking walks through your neighbourhood and exploring the surrounding areas and their parks, there are many ways to do this.
To add some fun to your gardens, try adding floating candles, plant markers with unique designs or quotes, or create little gardens within your garden. These add a sense of depth and complexity that can be fun to explore.
Whether you are an anti-globalist or not, anyone can agree that nature is beautiful and deserves our appreciation.