I don't know when I started doing it, but when I did, the world just felt more connected to me.
I started talking to people on the train about something interesting about them.
I said Hi to all the receptionists and janitors on the way into the office through the main lobby.
I made jokes with the waiters and waitresses who were serving me food at the restaurant.
I simply made my daily life, a community. And that's the worldview that has helped me see the better in people. When you start treating your commute and daily activities as a thing to enjoy, you start to see the beauty in your journey. You start to see train-goers as neighbors, and baristas as friendly regulars.
A lot of people treat their commute as a way to turn off. But if you turn on, you'll find that people are a lot nicer than you think.
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Evan's Goal Update - Day 13/56
- Job + apartment: I've officially signed on with a promising startup in Los Angeles. I'll be announcing shortly. Signed a lease for a 2BR apartment (looking for cool roommates! LMK)
- Reading + writing: Writing for the 13th day in a row. Reading on pause.
- Coding: Trying to re-create the Google homepage in HTML and CSS. Not had much time recently.
- Fitness: Heavy deadlift day at 325 lbs, 4x3. (8/32 sessions completed this cycle)
- YouTube: Late on uploading but will finish by EOW!