Why is it that dark temperate forests are so absolutely cozy feeling? Is it the subconscious cues of there being water and shelter or some defense against monsters aka predators (although I am sure that some people would find that the forest implies monsters being there)?
I don't mean to come across as being really cringey and retarded with the question I am about to pose particularly because I don't believe in any bullshit like genetic or ancestral memory or in "racial sciences" and muh hurritaging, but this really gets me curious about whether say Bedouins or Arabs or someone would get a certain cozy feel about moonlit deserts or caves or whatever, or that another group of people may take maximum comfort in a jungle setting.
The one exception I will say though is on certain aspects of climate and light. While surely someone whose entire ancestry is desert dwelling people (which also heavily implies cold btw deserts get cold as shit in the night and lack of shelter will easily give you frostbite) although it does remind me of this funny Palestinian guy horrified at what the "cold" in our autumn was like, though in his case he was raised in Palestine. I havent heard Israelis bitching about our cold though. But I think of this just because it is bright and hot and all kinds of horrifying out there right now and I just want to dwell in my cold dark cave. I blister in the sun almost immediately and am just barely saved being lit on fire by my swarthy Germanness, which is the only thing I can think of making me brown immediately to Mexican levels after my skin falls off. So maybe that's it. I am deeply protected from heat and light in this picture.
And no a jungle is not comforting either because it looks like heat
and humidity and misery. I can instantly tell that a jungle is fucking terrible. Frankly I don't even know how humans survive too far south of Catalonia or the Dakotas. When I see things implicating climate change turning the equator into irradiated desert inhospitable to life all the way to like New York and Italy, what it really tells me is that had I lived that long my habitable zone would have shifted to near the poles.
The one nice thing about this pandemic is it has temporarily shut down a large chunk of our emissions. I strongly suspect and without evidence that the reason it was so unnaturally cold her right through the first couple weeks of May had something to do with it. I swear it was colder here recently than it's been in years. Fuck "the winter is coming" the Eternal Summer is coming in more ways than one. I'm fookin serious m8 I don't know how people can stand this, and all these idiots I nod along with when they say how nice the weather is. No it fucking is not it is hot and bright and awful
. I do not understand how a human being is capable of surviving in the harsh anti-human environs of Florida and Mexico. I would hide under rocks until winter.