Since the invention of the motor vehicle in 1886, as a species we've been trying to make our traveling faster and faster. This is great, when we have somewhere we absolutely need to be in a time frame. However, I think it's important to take it slow on our way there sometimes. Walking is the perfect speed in my opinion. You can take in everything around you at a pace that allows the brain to process that information properly.
When we're driving 70 mph down the highway trying to get from A to B, we're ignoring all of the wonderful things that make the earth our home. There are so many times when I'm driving home from seeing my lady that I try to enjoy the drive instead of just feel the need to make it back home right away. I'm trying to enjoy life even in the smallest capacity.
That's something that isn't easy for all of us. Our culture is driven around move fast and get stuff done. Work ethic and output is more important than adventure and seeing the world. Many of us still hear that call of wanderlust that keeps us going along the road, but many of us still don't or don't have the means to follow that.
Even still, it's safe to say that the roads we've built to get us from A to B have a lot of wonderful experiences and adventures to be had. Even if you don't have time to appreciate it, they're still there. I hope that most of us get the opportunity to travel the world and better understand it as we go. I think those experiences are important.
I'm doing my best to make that happen for me, even though most would say I'm at an age I should be settling down and staying in one place. I'm not going to let that happen. Life just has too much yet to see!