Control during navigation; accepting help

‘I lose my independence as soon as I accept my friend’s company.’ ‘I am being towed, moving at a faster pace than would normally be possible.’
Having a conversation means you cannot devote yourself to your route the concentration that it would normally require.

‘A sighted person cannot simply accept my company. Through no fault of his own, he has by walking with me, deprived me of my independence. Through no fault of my own, I have sacrificed my independence for the sake of his company. He then becomes responsible for me.’

By accepting help you become more dependent, yet this is not the ordinary state when navigating.

p.100 Touching the Rock, John Hull

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