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Walking is an inefficient way to get from one place to another, and thus a good way of thinking about time.

Some years ago I decided to walk to work every day instead of driving. It changed getting to work into a pleasurable experience--no traffic jams or parking hassles--and I would stop now and then for coffee and a chat with a friend. More important, it changed my perception of distance. My office was twenty blocks from my home, about a thirty-minute walk. I noticed that walking that distance was extremely easy. I hadn't known that my previous conception of twenty blocks was one which technology had created. My knowledge was car-knowledge. I had become mentally and physically a car-person. Now I was connecting distance and range to my body, making the conception personal rather than mechanical, outside myself.
Jerry Mander, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

See also my review of Rebecca Solnit's book Wanderlust.

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