but I like what he has to say here:
“There are some good things to be said about walking.
Not many, but some. Walking takes longer, for example,
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already
too short to waste on speed. I have a friend who’s always
in a hurry; he never gets anywhere. Walking makes
the world much bigger and thus more interesting.
You have time to observe the details. The utopian
technologists foresee a future for us in which distance
is annihilated. To be everywhere at once is to be
nowhere forever, if you ask me.”
– Edward Abbey,
The Journey Home (1977)