how come nobody walks anymore????

how come nobody walks anymore????

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TFU

United States

#1 Feb 28, 2008
seriously, why doesnt anyone walk places anymore? you go to citys all over the world and people are walking from place to place. then you come here behind the "pine curtain" and everybody is driving, what happened to those morals people??? YOUR KILLING THE EARTH!!!!!your killing your precious pine trees!!!(god i hate pine trees...) but think about it, how much better would our communtiy be if more people walked? roads would be less crowded, people would see each other more, they would certainly feel better! not to mention that if everybody is walking, there would be less demand for gas, so prices would go down, and if say an emergancy comes up, the gas prices are nice and low so you can drive to say lonogview or tyler or somewhere and it doesnt cost you near $100!!! plus, i mean come on then wed be cool, wed be like, the walking town, the only freakin town in america that walks. just think about it for a little while, and if you say that you have to busy of a schedual to walk, well i say make it unbusy. ha ha, got you there didnt i? anyways, just think about it for a while.

P.S. and for those of you who are christians, and dont like any of my opinions simply because you dont like ME. just remember this.... Jesus walked...... huh? huh? thats right.... how does it go? WWJD.. thats right. why dont you walk to church? haha, no offense ment, im just messing with you. I know you all hate me but i like to give you a hard time. later.

Since: Jan 08

Brentwood, Tn

#2 Feb 28, 2008
I agree that we should walk more, but don't forget about the time factor, and the fact that we are just too darn lazy. And yes Jesus did walk, but he also rode a donkey, which was at that time, like driving.
TFU

United States

#3 Feb 28, 2008
hahaha good point, donkeys do put out a lot of fumes.... (forgive the crudeness.)
hmmm

AOL

#4 Feb 28, 2008
Well seeing as how we live in the country we can't walk to places. I agree that if we lived close to where we needed to go then we should walk, but that's not possible for everyone. We're not a lazy family at all or just to busy. We would just have to leave at 5:00 in the morning to walk to church!

“common sense is not so common”

Since: Feb 08

not telling

#5 Feb 28, 2008
Where exactly are you suggesting people here in Henderson or anywhere else the "pine curtain" should walk? To work? To school? To church? I can't speak for everyone, but I have a 30 minute commute to work. Actually, I have about a 30 minute commute to just about anywhere I need to go. Our area isn't a heavy populated metropolitan area where walking is normal. Even if I lived in town, walking wouldn't be an efficient means of transportation. It just doesn't work here.
I know your idea of saving trees and lowering gas prices was all in good fun, but it isn't practical.
I walk to the mailbox, but that's about it.:)
hmmm

AOL

#6 Feb 28, 2008
Maybe we should start walking. It sure would wear the kids out, then maybe they wouldn't be so wild during the day! If we did live in a big city and were close to where we needed to go we would walk.
slic

Fargo, ND

#7 Feb 28, 2008
See y'all later. I've got to get my morning walk in.
righttttttttt

Henderson, TX

#8 Feb 28, 2008
I am wondering how to walk the kids to soccer and baseball at the same time, do I let the older one walk themself? Then when they are picked up by a possible molester, I can say I was helping save the earth.

Since: Feb 08

Spring, TX

#9 Feb 28, 2008
I've lived in a few towns and cities and Henderson is one of the best places to get around without a car, IF you live in town. When you're a kid and you don't have a car then you find a way around and that's what we did when we moved to Henderson. We came here from living in the country outside Houston and we thought it was great that you could walk or ride a bike to the library, theater (there was one downtown then) or to the stores.

I rode my bike from our house in Big Oak to the high school for drivers ed in the summer. Rode from there to Henderson Clay to apply for a job and that's how I got to work for a while until I could afford something else. I kept a Chamber of Commerce map in my back pocket so I could find the less-busy side streets. It's possible, but I have to admit I can't imagine doing that today.
seriously

Henderson, TX

#10 Feb 28, 2008
yes that's it.... walking is the solution to America's problems.... lol

Seriously, the world isn't safe enough to walk to a destination anymore.

Does anyone remember the elderly lady that disappeared last summer? What was she doing? Oh that right... walking!
Silver

United States

#11 Feb 28, 2008
I get tickled sometimes when I walk back and forth to work throughout the year. Several people always stop and want to know if I need a ride. Ha!(I appreciate their offers!!!)

Nope, I'm just WALKING to work. Also kind of funny how some people can't understand the concept of walking just BECAUSE YOU WANT TO.

Walking home is one of the best ways for me to "de-stress" after a long day in a cooped-up office. I wish more people were able to get out and do it. Walking is FREE!!! We'd all be healthier and happier human beings.
Concerned worker

Marshall, TX

#12 Mar 2, 2008
I walk alot My husband and I have walked to Wal-Mart about a mile away and we've walked to the show and all over town we enjoy it even thou he gets to putt around on his electric scooter I lost over 150 pds from walking plan on starting back when the weather warms alittle

“Family Biker”

Since: Jan 08

Henderson

#13 Mar 2, 2008
Silver wrote:
I get tickled sometimes when I walk back and forth to work throughout the year. Several people always stop and want to know if I need a ride. Ha!(I appreciate their offers!!!)
Nope, I'm just WALKING to work. Also kind of funny how some people can't understand the concept of walking just BECAUSE YOU WANT TO.
Walking home is one of the best ways for me to "de-stress" after a long day in a cooped-up office. I wish more people were able to get out and do it. Walking is FREE!!! We'd all be healthier and happier human beings.
i am with you on that the same thing happen to me when i would walk to and from work. it was great! i miss walking and i love to run.
SWP

Ponder, TX

#14 Mar 2, 2008
It is not too safe or smart to walk much anymore! After the experince I had when calling 911 when someone was being assaulted, if something were to be going on.......Who knows what would happen!!!
TFU

United States

#15 Mar 3, 2008
seriously wrote:
yes that's it.... walking is the solution to America's problems.... lol
Seriously, the world isn't safe enough to walk to a destination anymore.
Does anyone remember the elderly lady that disappeared last summer? What was she doing? Oh that right... walking!
yeah but she had Alzheimer's, she doesn't count
Rebby

Henderson, TX

#16 Mar 13, 2008
because america is full of fat lazy couch potatoes.
Rebby

Henderson, TX

#17 Mar 13, 2008
what happened to bicycles???? hello!!!
Cracker

Henderson, TX

#18 Mar 13, 2008
if gas keeps going up, we will be walking everywhere
TSWRA

United States

#19 Mar 14, 2008
TFU wrote:
seriously, why doesnt anyone walk places anymore?
Look around! People DO walk a lot of the times and IT SHOWS!!! They WALK back and forth to a table laden with food. They WALK back and forth from the refrigerator to the sofa. They WALK back and forth from all the electronic equipment they own. They WALK into doctors offices with their weight problems and are clueless of a problem THEY have created. They WALK into schools and complain about the other kids who are making fun of their overweight son or daughter. They WALK into restaurants. They RIDE a mower instead of WALKING behind one. Society's walking "problem" is pandemic.....an exceptional high proportion of the population.

I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture. People who don't walk JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT AND THE EXERCISE can't see the forest for the trees.
A man

Calgary, Canada

#20 Dec 14, 2012
I think why walking is so often neglected in modern society is because it takes to much time and therefore does not provide an opportunity cost in the old saying that "time is money".

Basically, getting to places quicker means an ability to perform more tasks at an efficient rate, like working in the office and then being in the mall offering all the great deals a mile away in just under 20 minutes.

It could be offset if the places where we live, work, shop and recreationalize were closer, but the rising property values as a result would probably deter people from living in such areas, or at least land developers from investing in such areas in the first place.
Real conundrum, in any case.

Sorry if this appeared years after the last post, but this is on my mind for a while and I just had to say it.

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