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Chapter 2: Wayfinding

Last updated: Dec 02, 2023

In giving up my smartphone, I had to relearn navigation without relying on GPS apps as I drove. This challenge led me to realize how much I enjoyed driving without turn-by-turn directions – it gave me a sense of freedom and control. Wayfinding also forced me to pay closer attention to my surroundings. Although a small act, finding my way and being fully present while driving became almost liberating. While technology like GPS offers conveniences, there’s something to be said for retaining spatial skills and not always outsourcing decisions to an algorithm.

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