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Walking as a way to fight fatigue: A philosophical aspect

Filippovich Yulia Sergeevna, Kursk State Medical University

Introduction. The article deals with the problem of walking in the digital age context. It is one of the forms of social activity that lets us keep our mind and body on toes – walking, and it is not high on the public agenda anymore. Theoretical analysis. The analysis of the works of P. Handke, B. Vigarello etc. helps to suggest that every day individual completes a series of tasks being distracted by social media and doing some other minor things. A device cannot be considered either a good or a bad thing; it depends on the function that an owner attaches to the smartphone. Although it rather makes an individual stop from feeling lonely. M. Kundera or L. Tolstoy assumed that solitude is an essential part of life in which they would reflect upon their behaviour and, therefore, find repose. The distance between A and B becomes much shorter: a private car reaches B in a few moments, a personal computer and a smartphone help reply in a second. We do everything to succeed in productivity and, perhaps, damage our health. Conclusion. Thus, it shortens time and distance but limits our possibilities and depletes our chances of earning new experience and ability to enjoy the moments. It seems that only having understood the restrictions of movement, we will realize the value of unhasting stroll.

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