I believe the introduction of the American interstate system probably sealed the deal on landscape as commodity. The scenery became something behind glass that we consume at high speeds. The difference between the macro view of vistas and rolling hills unfolding out from I-40 and the ecological minutiae of place is one that I hope the Land Scouts can help span. This is not to say that we must walk the distances we drive (although it's not a bad idea if you've got the time, wits, and health to do so), but that our understanding of the large scale scene is deepened in a significant way when we have personal experience with the specific and individual. I suspect this rule would hold true for other situations. For example, how we view populations of people.
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