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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Walking is the Key

     This week's readings of course focused on walking, and its apparent affect on philosophy. Despite Christopher Orlet's admission that there appears to be no scientific evidence that walking should increase thinking power, only a fool would ignore the testimonies of such intellectual giants as Aristotle, Charles Darwin, Bertrand Russell, William Wordsworth, and a myriad of others, who credited walking as their inspiration and primary methodology. These powerful stories could be used to convince one that the true power of walking originates from some immeasurable place within an individual.
     Consider how both authors of this week's readings stipulated that walking be done outdoors rather than any other setting: why? Once again, if neither non-walking activities outside, nor walking indoors can replicate the intellectual benefits of  a walk outside, then the answer must be found somewhere inside the walker. Perhaps these benefits reside in a dormant state within us at all times, and require a key of sorts to be brought into the light. If one cites the great minds mentioned above, one may certainly come to the conclusion that that key is walking: a time-tested and dependable technique for unlocking the higher state of awareness we as humans possess.

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