Understanding Your City

  1. 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.

— David Perell (@david_perell) October 3, 2022

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.

October 4, 2022

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