Walking is hard


Walking didn’t use to be this hard because we didn’t think much about it. But now we’re all walking zombies, staring down into our mobile screens. We use our ears and narrow field of view to warn us of impending danger.

Thankfully, designers are creating smart powered pedestrian pavement to save our lives from distraction and tunnel vision.

Walking used to be a sensory experience, a way of thinking with our steps. Now, we just walk for the steps, leaning on Fitbit to validate our activity levels. We replay snaps and photos when we get home to remind us the things we “noticed” on our journey.

“Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” – Henry David Thoreau

We used to walk with books and dream into the blue skies. But now those things are primarily viewed through our digital screens. We’ve sacrificed daydreams for an enhanced reality.



Whenever you buy one of the recommended products above on Amazon, Wellsbaum.blog earns an affiliate fee as part of the Amazon Associates Program. Your purchase helps support my blog efforts and pay for expenses such as hosting and domain renewal.


WEB GEMS NEWSLETTER
(See past issues)

SINCE YOU ARE HERE...
…I have a small favor to ask. If you enjoy the blog and want to support high-quality posts, please help support wellsbaum.blog with a small donation. If you have already donated, thank you for your continued support. Learn more.

Author: wells baum aka bombtune

A daily blogger who connects the dots between beats, culture, and technology.

2 thoughts on “Walking is hard”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.