no kidding! shits fucked!
my parents/friends give me so much shit and give me the weirdest reactions when i tell them i'm in no rush to get my license (i'm on a permit, can only drive with someone who's had a license for over a year in the passenger seat) because i can bike just about anywhere i need to go
i fucking like biking, walking is just too slow in my opinion. this past summer though, when i was bored, i'd take my bike out and just bike huge circle routes around my town with some music in. not necessarily going anywhere, just going where the wind took me.
and to the person who said good for me for going against the grain, i honestly can't imagine how people could ignore the facts. americans are gross. the people in spain (maybe i'm biased cuz thats the only out of country place i've really experienced life in) were SO NICE. i knew spanish but they could easily tell i wasn't from spain and they helped me out with talking and understanding and getting places too.
people in general need to be nicer. i make it my goal to make people happy on a daily basis. the guys at my school cafeteria do so much work and don't get any recognition for it at all. dumbass seniors leave all their shit on the ground around their table and on the table and these guys clean it up for them EVERYDAY. as a way of "paying back the school", every student has whats called a workjob. some are cleaning a certain room every morning every other week, and others are more or less work. anyways, mine is to help clean up after dinner on thursday and friday nights, and tonight while helping i realized how unappreciated the guys who work in the dining hall are. kids here HATE having to clean up after dinner, and it's considered one of the worst workjobs, yet they don't realize that these guys do it on a daily basis, with or without our help, and they do more work than we do (they don't make you stay till the job is 100 percent done). so tonight i straight up walked over to the nearest guy working in the cafeteria after i was done cleaning, shook his hand and told him how appreciative i was.
felt good to make someone realize they're appreciated.
if more people'd just do something simple like that the world would be so much better.