I don't use a walking stick. I would become too dependent on one. When you learn to become dependent on something, not having that "thing" makes whatever task you are facing immensely harder, mentally.
The art world often seems like a game, where no one is quite sure of the rules, but no one wants to be the first to admit it. You begin to crave authenticity. Then, I discovered artist Dustin Yellin and his very big, and brave, new project.