I watched this TED talk by Daniele Quercia. His talk is about map apps and how they are designed to get you from A to B by using the shortest way. But, what do we miss when we do that? When we save a minute or two?
Quercia talks about the cult of efficiency, riding his bike to work and taking the same route each day. Until one day he makes a detour and discovered what he had been missing on his rides to work.
This video, while it talks about his plans for map apps, is a reminder that a small change does wonders for the soul and opens us up to new possibilities and experiences.