From this informative article:
"Author Richard Lou, who published the bestseller “Last Child in the
Woods,” wrote about what he called a “nature deficit disorder” in
relation to children, but he ultimately became overwhelmed by adults
with stories about their own disconnect.
He’s not the only one to come upon this realization. More and more
people have noticed a disconnect, which is largely credited to a world
that’s constantly surrounded by technology. While communication is
easier than ever, the quality of that communication is rapidly
decreasing, which is why many are looking to take a step back from
technology and reconnect with nature. It’s a good idea for everyone,
with numerous benefits, including the following."
Read the whole article here.