August 26, 2008

The Greatest City on Earth

Snowy Bleecker Street, NYC

Having been housed in multiple cities from Saigon, Columbus, Ohio, Arlington (VA), Harrisonburg, Alexandria, Brooklyn, Manhattan, a 400 year old medieval village in Umbria, Santa Monica, Dupont Circle in downtown D.C., Pentagon City, and a host of other posts, I'm often attuned to what my cities are saying.

This is an interesting article by Paul Graham that ties in with a recurring conversation I have with friends about Great Cities.

He starts with this:
Great cities attract ambitious people. You can sense it when you walk around one. In a hundred subtle ways, the city sends you a message: you could do more; you should try harder.

I love that.

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