I was recruited back in 2009 during what some consider a ‘golden age’ of teaching English; the joke was: if you had a pulse and a college degree you could land a teaching job in Korea. While I hope that this was a bit of an exaggeration, sometimes it seemed true.
It is paradoxical that we need to sit down in order to go somewhere far fast. Be it if we take a train between states or a flight across countries, we sit for the duration of it. If we tried to run or swim there, it would be tiring and/or dangerous.