What City Should You Actually Live In?
I don’t know about you, but over the years I have lived in a variety of cities and towns. But, usually have felt out-of-place like it wasn’t really my home. Have you ever experienced that? Acquaintances would then ask, “What city should you actually live in, then?”[tweetthis]What City Should You Actually Live In?[/tweetthis]
And, of course, I would come up with some half-baked response. Sure, I thought I knew which city I was meant to live in. But, that would change over time.
For quite a long time, I was convinced that I should be living in Munich. The land of pretzels, beer, wurst, lederhosen, and dirndls. And, my mother’s hometown. And, home to a whole passel of relatives.
So it went. Every time I visited a great city, this was the place for me.
Imagine the frustration of my friends! It got to be a game for them.
When ever I would get back from a trip, I could expect the now familiar question, “What city should you live in, now?”
“The city by the bay.”, I would say. “San Francisco is the place without a doubt!” “I can hear it calling my name.”
“But”, they would respond, “last month you were sure you belonged in San Diego!”
And, so it would go.
But, now, in the age of technology, and almost instant gratification, the guessing has been removed! I now know beyond a shadow of a doubt. Beyond any question where I should be living.
When, upon hearing that tried and true inquiry, “What city should you live in?” My response is clear! It is loud! It is unequivocal in its sureness.
“Paris?!? Are you out of your mind?”, comes the reply.
And, to that, I could only reply, “Mais oui, certainment!”
After much rolling of eyes, they, naturally, want to know how I am now so sure.
“Because”, I say, “I have been told that, ‘You are an artist, a philosopher, a daydreamer. Your friends have told you before you seem to have been born in the wrong era, and they’re right. You want to live a life of passion and vigor, filled with good wine, great coffee, and world-class food. Bon voyage, you belong in Paris!'”
After choking on their Bordeaux, because that’s all I serve these day, they roar,”Who told you that!?!”
Why, my new iPhone 6 Plus, with the help of a great resource called Buzzfeed. And, you can change your life too, if you go to “What City Should You Actually Live In?.
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