Understanding Your City
— David Perell (@david_perell) October 3, 2022
- You should know enough about your hometown to keep somebody engaged for a two-hour tour. Don’t do it for others though. Do it for yourself. Learning about your environment makes it come alive.
I love this piece of advice from David Perell. I’ve been actively learning about New York City since I got here through reading, guided tours, and lots of walking.
But the city is massive and I can spend a whole lifetime exploring it. Instead, I’m focusing on understanding Williamsburg, the neighbourhood I live in. As I learn the stories about the parks, architecture, and art murals, they cease to become just physical objects but they come alive.