Why Everyone Should Spend Time On The Water
Start writing a post

Why Everyone Should Spend Time On The Water

Getting back to our roots is important.

Why Everyone Should Spend Time On The Water
Phil Urso's Facebook

There is something so deep and moving about water. Whether it be the ocean, a river, or a lake, everyone needs to experience that feeling of awe at least once in their life.

It’s something that runs deep into our core that makes us feel this way. Before any of us, our parents, or even grandparents were even thought of, water was the equivalent to life. People congregated around it. Built their lives near it. More importantly, it was our first main conquest. The ocean is a harsh, cruel mistress. Yet at the same time, is the most beautiful organism on the planet. If we wanted to explore new lands and expand our civilization, we had to conquer it. One doesn’t gain a true appreciation for things as we do when we are trying to defeat it. We had to understand every possible thing we could before we made the trek into the unknown deep blue.

Much like our first love, it holds on a piece of us to this day. While we are no longer dependent on close proximity to rivers or oceans, we still hold the upmost respect for them, whether we realize it or not.

Once we conquered the surface, we could then move to appreciate what happens underneath. It is absolutely equivalent to an alien world. Fish are the most diverse vertebrates on this planet. Each one so incredibly specialized for their niche. It’s one of the most truly impressive things in nature. They were the main source of sustenance coming from this monster that we just conquered. For that, we cannot express enough gratitude.

So go out to the water, anywhere at all, and spend some time there. Take a boat ride to the ocean, take a tube or a kayak on a river, or even go swim at your favorite spot. Go there, and I challenge you not to feel even a little bit vulnerable. But at the same time, you will feel this deep, magical connection with the water that promotes that fearfulness or uncertainty deep in your soul. The mystery that is water is still a part of us. While we can understand how these systems work in their most basic sense today with science and analysis, there will always be this romantic connection that bonds all of us with the unknown that is the water.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

It's More Than Just A Month

Mental Awareness reminds you that it's always darkest before the dawn.

Odyssey recognizes that mental well-being is a huge component of physical wellness. Our mission this month is to bring about awareness & normality to conversations around mental health from our community. Let's recognize the common symptoms and encourage the help needed without judgement or prejudice. Life's a tough journey, we are here for you and want to hear from you.

As the month of May begins, so does Mental Health Awareness Month. Anxiety, depression, bipolar mood disorder, eating disorders, and more affect millions of people in the United States alone every year. Out of those affected, only about one half seek some form of treatment.

Keep Reading... Show less

Pop Culture Needs More Plus Size Protagonists

When almost 70% of American women are a size 14 or bigger, movies like Dumplin' are ridiculously important, while movies like I Feel Pretty just feel ridiculous.


For as long as I can remember, I've been fat. The protagonists in the movies I've watched and the books I've read, however, have not been. . .

Keep Reading... Show less
How I Met My Best Friends In College

Quarantine inspired me to write about my freshman year to keep it positive and focus on all the good things I was able to experience this year! In this article, I will be talking about how I was able to make such amazing friends by simply putting myself out there and trying new things.

Keep Reading... Show less

29 Things To Do in Myrtle Beach, SC Regardless Of The Weather

Both indoors and outdoors things to do in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

29 Things To Do in Myrtle Beach, SC Regardless Of The Weather
Dahlia DeHaan

In 2017, I moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - one of the most touristy places on the East Coast. And ever since then, I've befriended locals and done some exploring on my own to discover new, fun things to do in Myrtle Beach. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Birthplace of Basketball

The NBA Playoffs are here. It’s kind of funny that my history kind of started out in the same place that basketball’s did too.


Basketball was originally created by James Naismith, a Presbyterian minister who taught P.E. at YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts. He invented the new game to keep the young men occupied inside during the winter. Borrowing ideas from rugby and a game he used to play as a boy, “duck on the rock”, he thought of nailing up boxes to throw a ball into. He couldn’t find boxes so he used peach baskets instead. The rest of the rules he made up in about an hour.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments