Visiting a new country is not just about being physically there. It’s about experiencing what life is like in that world. No, you cannot claim that you have been to a country when all you’ve really experienced is its airport. Sorry to burst your bubble, but there are ‘rights of passage’ you have to go through in order to really say you’ve properly visited. For instance, if you were to visit Saudi for work or whatever other reason, it is hard to miss out on a restaurant known as Al Baik. It’s part of the experience.
It goes without saying that you should not believe everything you read on the internet, but how much of what you read do you actually consciously question? How sure are you of the sources? Did you consider the other side’s point of view? What if what you just read was not entirely true?
The year is 2040. To go into work, you connect to a computer system that you command with your thoughts. It manages your senses to make you feel like you are walking into the corporate office even though you are sitting in your home office. The sights, sounds, smells, touch, and taste all assure you that you’ve gotten to work on time in 2040.
It is hard to relocate your life to a new city. I know because I’ve done it four times in my life. Besides the obvious and necessary things like updating your address at your bank and registering your kids to new schools, building on things that make you happy oftentimes gets over-looked. But I’ve gotten into a good groove for the last two times I’ve moved, and I want to share it. Here are five things that you must do to add satisfaction to your life in a new city:
My family and I recently moved to Detroit. What an interesting city. It has such character, history, and sadness weaved into its streets. When I first thought of the idea of moving to this city, I was concerned. I heard from US citizens and others that I had to make sure that I locked my car doors when I drove through the city. That’s how high the crime rate is. Indeed, I made sure they were locked the first few weeks that we were here. The culture in this city is unlike any I have encountered in my life. Its as if Detroit yells: “I was something once!”