The word nature is derived from the Latin word natura, or “essential qualities, innate disposition” , and in ancient times, literally meant “birth” . Natura is a Latin translation of the Greek word physis, which originally related to the intrinsic characteristics that plants, animals, and other features of the world develop their own accord.
The concept of nature as a whole, the physical universe, is one of several expansion of the original notion. Within the various uses of the word today, “nature” often refers to geology and wildlife. Nature can refer to general realm of living plants and animals, and in some cases to the processes associated with inanimate objects-the way that particular things exist and change of their own accord, such as the weather and geology of the earth. It is often taken to mean the “natural environment” or wilderness . [source : wikipedia] . According to Oxford dictionary nature means all the plants, animals and things that exist in the universe that are not made by people.
And from what I learn nature means, every living things in our environment that has their own relation, and because of that relation, we can live as one and made a good life . And basically Nature means “Everything” , and there is a saying “Look deep into nature and you will find and understand everything better” . Which means, we can learn from nature, if we take notice of it better. There are plenty of wisdom we can learn from nature and also we can get plenty of benefit if we keep it better.
Although humans comprise only a minuscule proportion of the total living biomass on Earth, the human effect on nature is disproportionately large. The development of technology by human race has allowed the greater exploitation of natural resources and has helped to alleviate some risk from natural hazards. Man-made threats to the Earth’s natural environment include pollution, deforestation, and disasters. Because of the greed of human, entire ecosystems, habitats and species that have existed for many thousands and in some cases millions of years could disappear in a little as a few decades.
Humans have burned, cut down, poisoned and torn their way through nature’s resources and treasures at a much faster rate than the Earth can sustain. [source : www.pri.org] . Because of it our natural environment has been damaged in many way. Going green is easier than you think. There are little things you can do every day to help reduce greenhouse gases and make a less harmful impact on the environment. Taking care of the Earth is not just a responsibility -- it's a privilege. One of many little thing we can do is to pay attention to how you use water. The little things can make a big difference. Every time you turn off the water while you're brushing your teeth, you're doing something good.
And in other way we can also learn so many thing from nature, just like from moon and night sky, The decreasing moon often might feel depressing yet it teaches us to accept the fate and come back anew. A night sky without stars looks curtailed while without a moon is unfinished. But when both of them accompany each other, the view certainly says too many things. You realize that however important you might be, you need someone or the other to complete you.
In other case, butterfly also gives us something to learn. Butterfly is the most fragile mortal existing. It has a long journey of struggles which starts from it coming out of cocoon till turning out into beautiful life filling the world with colors. At every stage it falls in the face of ground, yet every time it rises and tries to shine bright. It teaches us that “within you is the power to rise above any situation or struggle, and transform into the Brightest, Strongest version of you EVER!”.
A tree doesn’t discriminates while giving fruits, rainfall is received by rich as well as poor while the sky shelters Hindus, Muslims, Christians and all other religions then why is it that humans have so many differences? Thus the best teaching that we can inculcate in us from nature is equality and loving unconditionally.