I just came back from New York the other day. It’s been around 10 years since I’ve been, but it’s almost exactly as I remember it. While it’s a cool place to visit, I’m not sure if I’d be able to live there. I will say though living and visiting a place are two very different things.
I hate driving there though, even more than in LA. The driving culture is so shitty. Everyone is honking and yelling all the time. The thing is when they honk it isn’t really for any reason other than to express anger. I remember when I visited the Philippines there was a lot of honking. It was different there though. People would constantly giving like honks coming out of driveways or coming around curves. They were honking to make their presence know. In NY people honk when they are frustrated. The honks don’t effect any change or make anyone safer, it’s simply a display of aggression and impatience.
May he who is without sin cast the first stone, right? This makes me think about times when I get unreasonably angry and honk my metaphorical horn. It can happen when dealing with family or at a restaurant or at myself. To me anger is the most inefficient emotion. I’m not saying that it’s useless or that it’s bad to feel it, but I want to try as much as possible to be aware of it and have healthy outlets for it. There are few times I can think of where acting on my anger has felt good in long run.