Originally Posted by StephenHero
Lol. You doubt the link between nature, mental wellness and health? If you're saying that the built environment a person surrounds themselves in has nothing to do with their health and happiness and the quantitative measures of each, people wouldn't need to make an effort to improve their living or work conditions beyond the purpose of attaining some level of desired function. Can you understand how stupid that is? Look at these two work spaces, where two different people might have spend 50 hours a week for their entire working life, and tell me there is no distinction between the level of anxiety, depression, fatigue, or displeasure they would elicit.
I will skip the whole making fun of you and try to get to the points. No, I do not doubt the link between nature and mental wellness and health. However, I do doubt that carpet flooring significantly increases levels of depression. Depression is a complicated illness, and true causation from genetics, neurobiology and environmental causes is far from being definitely and completely understood. What I am trying to say is that to claim that carpet choice significantly
alters the onset of depression episodes, (when current science has troubles differentiating if depression is partly caused by low socioeconomic status or is low SES caused by depression) is nonsensical. I think you overgeneralized a bit. Because this is internet and specifically styleforum, take a look at this picture:
Alpha Waves are something that is commonly associated with wakeful relaxation and meditation, the last example on here is epilepsy (the less bad kind). Do you see which one has 'increased brain activity'. Can you understand why it is stupid to say something like : People with hardwood floors are happier and have increased brain activity? I am pretty sure I am just bitter with the whole lets correlate this and this and than make a ridiculous statement. Throw in a brain reference or two and you are golden. However, I do understand your points and do agree with your general approach to this, it is just couple things that bothered me. Maybe I should not have jumped in like that. I apologize. PS That is a wonderful office.