I took the train last Saturday to buy some stuff for my wife.
Because I work from home, I don’t take the train as much as I used to. But, one thing I love about riding the train is that it reminds me that I’m not alone.
Maybe it’s because I don’t like using my phone in public places (therefore, no internet, social media, or notifications), so I notice other people.
When I’m not trapped in my own little world, I see real faces, not just those behind our screens. I begin to see not just fellow passengers or humans, but also persons. Persons with their own problems and challenges, hopes, dreams, and ambitions. I begin to see not just a crowd, but also individuals — each just as important as I am.
It’s good practice sometimes — living in the real world.