This is what I’ve learned in New York so far:
- You have to rush and if you have nothing to rush for, you’d better pretend you’re in a rush anyway. Time is money and everybody in this city is broke af. And in a rush. Of course.
- There’s nothing extraordinary about suing people. You can sue anybody for anything, any time. Think of it as of a creative outlet.
- We’re all humans. And once we’re all squeezed in what feels like 1km², we might as well do each other the favor and ignore the physical signs of that. Sweat, odour, feces, blood. Nothing you couldn’t digest on your morning commute. You’re a person too, so just get over it.
- Craving Ethiopian food at 4am is not a problem. This city has all you’ve ever wanted, at once.
- New York is hungry and will gulp down all of your precious time like a small delicious bite.
- You save a lot of energy you’d otherwise invest in dating because once you’re stuck in the Manhattan crowd, it feels like you’re involuntarily dating the whole city.
- Small acts of kindness can be found here too, you just have to look for them a bit more carefully.
- The same goes to good coffee places.
- You mean and know nothing and your very existence doesn’t really make a difference.
- You mean and know nothing and your very existence doesn’t really make a difference, and that can be a wonderful thing.