A while after my friend opened my eyes to this perspective, I read a comprehensive article on why we walk by Adam Gopnik.
In his text, the author looks at walking from different historical perspectives. I found especially the European culture interesting, where walking is often seen as individual activity to help you clear your head and let your mind wander. Gopnik compares it to the Eastern tradition of meditation.
thinking. It becomes especially interesting when I want to come up with creative ideas
As I walk I constantly get new sensory input, giving me unexpected,
randomized influences on my thoughts and helping me to look at a problem from
different, fresh perspectives. I often come up with unexpected, creative ideas on a good walk.
my perspective, as well as an opportunity to reflect on my daily life.