27 April 2019
In a recent interview, Erling Kagge was talking about his love of walking. He has walked to both poles and climbed Everest. He has navigated the sewers in New York and walked the length and breadth of LA. It took four days.
Many creative thinkers were also avid walkers – the Greek philosophers, the romantic composers, Darwin and Dickens. The scientists have confirmed a causal relationship between walking and creativity. ‘We think with our entire bodies,’ said Kagge.
‘When we move the body, we also move our thoughts, our emotions, everything frees up and circulate.’ he continued. ‘It’s good to think when you walk but it’s even better not to. That’s when you find answers to questions you didn’t even know you had.’