- time to read, contemplate, meditate, or even grab a catnap,
- the chance to be exposed to a more varied mix of people, including those from outside of your caste,
- the possibility of communicating with said people in ways that don't involve laying on a car horn and raising a middle finger,
- did I mention catnaps?
- a justification for being able to say to a co-worker "My driver is picking me up at 4:17",
- watching the same ol' landscape for something new (and there's always something new),
- a reason to embrace slowness as a moral imperative in a stressed-out world, where saying "I'll get there when I get there" could be construed as a treasonable act, and
- a way to extend the life of your car while sticking it to the gasoline cartels.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Things I Like: Public transit
Beyond the carbon footprint-reducing environmental benefits, commuting by public transit has much to offer, namely: