The Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson is an excellent read. Thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking.
Although I thought I already knew a fair bit about the founder of Apple’s life, one tidbit that had passed me by was his tendency to take long (very long) walks with someone when he wanted a serious conversation.
It came to mind the other day when I spent a couple of hours with my friend Katie, walking and talking.
We were doing laps around a park, but were so engaged with chatting that I honestly couldn’t tell you how many times we went round it. Marvellous.
Walking alongside someone seems to result in an entirely different (and often far more enriching) type of conversation than one in which you’re face to face.
Actually, talking to someone in a car when one of you is driving a long distance can be similarly rewarding.
I reckon you tune into each much more effectively. You listen more intently. You see things more clearly.
And (double win) if you’re walking, you benefit from some exercise.
If you’re fortunate enough to be able-bodied, maybe it’s time to call up a friend, then put your collective best feet forward?
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