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Humans of New York

A project that I recently fell in love with (well... within the past year) is Humans of New York.  (Thanks, Janie Rubes.)

The book is on my christmas list and it's one of the gifts that if I don't get, I'm buying!

I love to hear people's stories.  Maybe it is something that appeals to people who live in cities, since you walk by so many people everyday that you likely will never talk to, unlike small towns.  Brandon breaks down the walk by and smile or walk by and ignore type rule of living in a city and he tells a story about the person.  His talent for finding a beautiful/funny/interesting story from everyone is amazing.

I think it's truly inspirational and is a great way to show, "don't judge a book by it's cover."
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
You can follow on Facebook for almost daily postings.  (Note:  I generally will read the caption he provides and ignore the comments because people can be mean and I just want to enjoy it.)
"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Enjoy it while it lasts."
"What's something you wish you'd enjoyed more while it lasted?"
"Raising my kids. I mean, they turned out well. So I raised them well in that sense. But I was always working. Even on a lot of weekends, I was working. When I was coming up, that's what the man was expected to do."
"If you had spent more time with your family, do you think you'd regret not having progressed as far in your career?"
".... no."
As you can tell the subject is always very different!
"Are you an artist?"
"Divorce lawyer."


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