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Alan4discussion's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by Alan4discussion

Humans are territorial.

Hills and mountains give a good view of the landscape when looking down, and serve a reference points for navigation when looking up. They give reassurance about geographical positions. The big cats like places with a clear view out over their territory, as did the builders of castles in human history.

For urban dwellers, open country gives relief from the social pressure of crowded communities, clean air, and a move away from the usual work environment.

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:50:16 UTC | #948848