“I like walking because it is slow, and I suspect that the mind, like the feet, works at three miles an hour. If this is so, then modern life is moving faster than the speed of thought, or of thoughtfulness.”
I have always “felt” this to be true, but I have had neither the wisdom nor the eloquence to put it into words. It makes sense to me that living, working, and making decisions at light-speed comes at a cost. Only time will tell at what cost.
Wanderlust – A History of Walking, Rebecca Solnit