What You Can Learn About America at Three Miles an Hour

From a Washington Post column by Neil King Jr. headlined “What I learned about America at 3 miles per hour”:

We’re told not to sweat the small stuff, and that’s good advice. I’d go further and say we should celebrate it.

I took a long walk one spring morning with the express goal of simply paying attention to what I saw and heard. I was working on a hunch — that over the past decade, our gadgets and our penchant for speed and the piling on of distractions have diminished our capacity for wonder, awe and kindness.