I've rarely met a sea kayaker I didn't get along with. There seems to be a connection between people who explore wild places.
My friend puts it simply; "we're wired a lttle differently".
Part of that wiring seems to be an appreciation of the interconnectedness of life, and if that sounds like you, may I draw your attention to the BBC Reith Lectures by Professor Jeffrey Sachs. I'll leave it to him to explain the term, "Anthropocene".
I've listened to the first two as Podcasts and the third is broadcast tonight. Consider them highly recommended.