Back to WORK today, which means back on the train For the commute. I quite like trains, they are fast and fairly reliable and you can get quite a bit of work done while commuting, much better than driving where you spend all your time, well, driving.
Public transport also exposes you to lots of people. You get to see a nice cross section of society, which in today’s filter bubble prone world, is healthy. With everything online, it’s incredibly easy to slip into a bubble of facebook friends, twitter follows and RSS feeds that feed you confirmation of your own biases. Things like catching public transport, which expose you to people outside your usual bubble, even in passing, are valuable. In the same vein, I think its important to make sure you follow a variety of viewpoints, not just the people and publications you agree with. Far to many people don’t.