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Gavin Pretor-Pinney's Appreciating Nature Speech Discusses Clouds

By: Lacey-Jane Walsh - Published: • References: cloudappreciationsociety.org and youtu.be
Gavin Pretor-Pinney's appreciating nature speech promotes cloud watching and enjoying nature. Pretor-Pinney is the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, which encourages people to relax and look up at the sky.

While Pretor-Pinney acknowledges that this is a rather pointless activity, he says that that's kind of the point. He talks about how being plugged into technology all the time has a way of making people feel very busy. Pretor-Pinney says that it's important to take time out of one's schedule to do a whole lot of nothing, like looking up at the clouds.

Gavin Pretor-Pinney compares moving clouds to ink blots in a therapy session. He claims that taking time to relax and examine the clouds overhead is therapeutic in a way, and free as opposed to seeing an actual therapist.