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Throwback to decades ago times! When lungs used to be cleaner and roads greener and when wheelers didn’t honk but neighed! When the desires were simpler and exploration greater!
A beautiful unexpected sight during our time in Brugge in Belgium, a well-preserved medieval town.
Today’s so called “Urbanised” towns don’t deserve these serene views. Where are we going in keeping up with our fast paced lives! The allure of fuel burning automobiles is somewhat perplexing. Despite the utilities, it has worsened the air today to the extent intractable and extensively raised our dependence on foreign oil supplies as opposed to the economic development.
An estimate shows, in current scenario, an average commuter spends about 2100 hours annually supporting their vehicles (including work hours to afford it, driving, repairing and cleaning it). If we assume, on average, they cover 50kms daily for home-work-home journey, rounding to total distance of 18000 kms in a year. If one averages all car mileage in a given year by the time spent giving such support, we attain an average speed of eight kilometres per hour. The irony here is an average-fit horse can pull a carriage with a speed of 10-15 kms per hour. So we are threatening our future and our current health to attain the speed of a 10 years old kid’s bicycle.
Relying on cars or other vehicles for daily commute has rather abused the annual financial budgets requiring the construction of flyover bridges, parking lots, wider roads to accommodate whatever our wealths can buy to show off on roads! I would not even start on associated accidents because to understand them as being a human we have a long road to become human beings.
So, question yourselves! Where are we going? To achieve great things at work or to demean how nature has successfully been able to protect us so far!
Do not take it for granted!
P.S.: sorry not sorry for the long post in lieu of a nice picture!
A hope to see the #BigPicture
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