“Nature” written by Ralph Waldo Emerson is not a straight forward piece of writing; on the other hand I believe that through Emerson and mankind, nature is a realization that intimates a connection between ourselves and the world around us. Both mankind himself and the world we exist in are intimately connected, because we are both God’s creations. Emerson talks about “era of manhood” and how it shuts out God, because as people lose their innocence they begin to see more of what they want to see as well as what to see what man teaches them too see less of the spiritual connection.
As well as no longer identifying ourselves as a part of God’s creation. Emerson is telling us we need to change for the better, get out of the city and go get some fresh air. Surround yourself with pure nature and find the person you are meant to be not what others are. Being alone in nature cleans your soul and awakens your mind, like you’re a child all over again.