The ancient philosophers were big on thinking. No doubt they also experienced the mundane existence of daily life, but at some point they distinguished themselves as great thinkers because they took the time to step back and examine the
Big Questions. Hermit, monk, teacher or emperor, the ancients were compelled to examine the very nature of existence.
Occasionally, traveling was used as a metaphor for life, and it was not uncommon for them to frame a thought in that context. Already, the motorcyclist and the ancient philosopher have something in common.