I can vouch for this dude’s self-reflected evolution and change of perspective


For me, it wasn’t the internet that changed my mind about the environment I grew up in. It was travel. And the more I travel, the more I live, the more I see it doesn’t have to be the “old” way … give or take.

I continue struggling with the idea that I shouldn’t travel and enjoy my life. That work is SOOOO important, more important than pleasure. Those who place too much emphasis on work and not on the joys of life are dead wrong.

The internet has been instrumental in other changes in my life, exposure to the idea that religion is a good foundation, but continuous personal evolution and not sticking to the repetition of old ideas, but constantly assimilating new ones is more important.

I like seeing the positive evolution of others and the sharing of ideas like these. To the writer of this, whoever Sam474 is, high five and cheers.


The speed of walking explained

Ask A Native New Yorker: Why Do New Yorkers Walk So Fast?

New Yorkers do not walk too fast: You walk too slow. Most likely you grew up in a place where people got around in cars, which means your walking muscles are weak compared with those of people who get everywhere on foot. We also know where we’re going, which makes us appear to be moving faster, but really, it’s just that you are lost half the time, stopping to get your bearings, or else looking up to admire the skyscrapers we stopped being impressed by many years ago.

That time you lifted up your MAGA hat and forgot you weren’t wearing your toupee …


Quoth he:

“Maybe they don’t like my hair — which is real, by the way. Look at that,” he said at a campaign event in June 2015, running his hands through his locks. He then motioned a woman onto the stage, asking her: “Is that sucker real?”

She touched his hairline and said: “It’s thin, but it’s real.”

In August 2015, he invited a woman in the crowd at one of his events to yank on his hair.

“I don’t wear a toupee — it’s my hair,” he said.

Bloomberg: U.S. Trade Gap Surged to $621 Billion in 2018, Highest in Decade

Winning, winning, winning, winning! It just won’t stop:

The U.S. trade deficit widened in 2018 to a 10-year high of $621 billion, bucking President Donald Trump’s pledges to reduce it, as tax cuts boosted domestic demand for imports while the strong dollar and retaliatory tariffs weighed on exports.

The annual deficit in goods and services increased by $68.8 billion, or 12.5 percent, Commerce Department data showed Wednesday. The December gap jumped from the prior month to $59.8 billion, also a 10-year high and wider than the median estimate of economists. The merchandise-trade deficit with China — the principal target of Trump’s trade war — hit a record $419.2 billion in 2018.