Thinking while walking

Hiking as a way to explore reality

Hiker with backpack and eyes on the boots
Hiking as a way to see reality from new perspectives and places

Text and CreativeCommons drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

Philosophers, writers and scientists are all using walking as a way to think. Some hiked in the woods, in the mountains, along the coastlines, in their city or even just around their house. Charles Darwin even had his very own hiking path designed: “the sand walk” that he would walk every day, while thinking up and exploring new ideas. Putting a small pebble at each round to help him keep track of how far he had walked

 

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