Do You Look Down or Do You Look Up?
Do you look at the ground when you walk?
Do you look a few feet ahead?
Do you focus on a distant destination?
I was going for a walk the other day, and I realized that I mostly look at the ground. It may be because I have an issue with balance and have to put one foot in front of the other.
However, I was also thinking that when looking down, I find things. Money. Nails that could cause a flat tire. Insects and snakes. The result being that if I look ahead, I would miss the small, minute items that make a difference.
However, looking ahead has its benefits, too. You see the sights along the way. You observe the surrounding territory. And you are focused on reaching your destination.
Reflecting on the options, I have come to the conclusion that you have to do both!
If you are a person who looks down when you walk, stop every so often and look around you.
If you are a person who looks ahead, stop every so often and look down to see what you have missed.
Do you look down or up when you walk?