Of course, I don't think the wilderness can solve all problems. But a week outside can change you in many ways: ways that can make you a better person. I have to believe it would help you guys learn to get along. There's been way too much finger pointing and blame going on. You guys need wilderness! Why?
It slows you down.
It makes you realize what is really important.
It humbles you.
You learn things about yourself.
It's hard and scary and there are bears. Instead of fiscal cliffs, there are real cliffs.
There's also more beauty than you ever imagined. It sinks into your soul.
You cross rivers and learn to read maps.
You get dirty and hungry and cold and there isn't someone to fix those things.
Instead, you have to rely on yourself.
If you're with others, you have to get along, because someone is carrying the stove. You talk out your differences and compromise. Because really, you are all here for the same reasons.