I remember when I was young my parents and I would frequently go to parks, or, if I'm honest, they would drag me there. There's a park within walking distance of my house, too, where I sometimes go just to take a walk or to lose myself in a book, and where my dad and I used to fly kites when I was a child. Besides, I've never liked pootling around settlements or sunning myself on the beach with other people as much as I've liked pottering around in the middle of nowhere, without a person to be seen.
I suppose it was only after trying to kill myself for the second time that I really began to appreciate nature; I would have a stroll in the park and just admire the sun shining through the leaves of a tree or striking the surface of a pond. To me, nature is so much more beautiful and majestic than anything humans can build. Just looking at the sun setting on the water can make me want to live more than all the shopping centres in the world, and all the wonders of the Earth (because nature is a glorious, marvellous, downright amazing thing) snatch away my breath when I wouldn't even bat an eyelid at the architecture others go wild over. It probably doesn't help that I grew up in London.
It should therefore not come as that much of a surprise to you that I'm not a great fan of people devoting acres of space to things that we don't actually need, like churches and luxury shops. Talk about the beauty of religious buildings or the status of luxury items all you want, but they cannot be compared to the wonder that is nature and that we most certainly take for granted. The sun streaming through the windows of a cathedral will never compare to the sun lighting up the sky as it sets. Expensive shoes and perfume will never compare to the sight of a beautiful flower or a striking butterfly.