Ever since the beginning of time, legs have been the way of travel. It gives us, as humans, a more grounded feeling, more connected to the earth and the world around us. It’s something that’s been lost over time, taken over by the modern day mans’ inventions. Evolution is still important but sometimes getting back to basics is much more rewarding than the thrill of the modern day technology. Sometimes, what you learn on the way is more important than why. Sometimes, the journey is more exciting than the destination.
People are seen as rude or arrogant when they decline a ride from someone. There’s nothing rude about wanting to walk to where you are going rather than taking the easy way out. However, society doesn’t think like this anymore. Getting back to basics doesn’t seem like something that most people are interested in anymore. The faster they get somewhere, the better in majority of people’s opinion. The minority of the population would rather spend the extra time, taking the journey by foot and letting the experience be somewhat of a life lesion to them. It’s sometime the small things in life that make the journey worthwhile.
In the time it takes to appreciate the finer detail of a building, the small joke on a coffee shop sign, or the simple arrangement of the parking spaces, strategically lined up in the middle of the street, could be time better spent thinking of more important things, such as work, money or transport, in some people’s opinion. However, if you don’t learn something from the journey, how meaningless is the destination then? What’s the point?
Some people say that small things amuse small minds. Well I disagree. I believe that small thins amuse those who take the time to appreciate them for their true worth. How boring would the world be if everyone just went from one destination to another? How would you experience new ways of life, a new culture or meet new people? Take being in a new country for example. By foot, you can experience the most wonderful things that by car, bus or train you otherwise would not even see. The experience of taking a walk through a local market is one that should never be forgotten. It is something special, it’s almost hard to describe. The way that you interact with people, face to face, when you are on your feet, how different it can be, how connected you can feel to them even though you have just met.
In hind’s sight, a destination is just a new starting point for a new journey. Whether it’s from home to work, country to country. No matter how big or small, long or short, the journey is more of an experience than the destination.
Redefine your destination.
Destination: a goal point in a journey in which you can then create another journey from.
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