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traveling in style

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traveling in style

It is a truism that one’s mode of travel partly determines one’s visual field and vision and by extension one’s thinking. Drive a large, fast new car and the posted speed limits seem foolishly slow. Drive a light-weight vehicle or one that is human powered and the world passes at a different height and rate, the practicality of hopping off or stopping for a look is much different to the fast car or the high altitude jet. Related to mode is pace. The same string of curves and dips may seem unremarkable under the speed limit, but taken at the optimal or perhaps slightly over, then the road comes to life with a rhythm and contour and texture that was invisible before. Of course, taken in excess, that lifelike experience turns into a life-taking event. By metaphoric extension –in which life is a journey— then we can conclude that one’s mode of travel partly determines one’s visual field and vision and by extension one’s thinking. Drive a large, fast new car and the posted speed limits seem foolishly slow. Drive a light-weight vehicle or one that is human powered and the world passes at a different height and rate, the practicality of hopping off or stopping for a look is much different to the fast car or the high altitude jet. So the next time you step off and begin a course of travel (to a place or through life), pause long enough to consider how best to travel in style.

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Author: gpwitteveen

Better Outreach is my aim. See www.linkedin.com/in/anthroview to know more.

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