[This post was originally published on my self-hosted blog on August 8, 2016 at 12:02 am. Migrated to Medium on Jan 6, 2020.]

[Migrated from a personal Evernote entry from 8/7/2016.]

I just listened to an hour-long NPR podcast on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510298/ted-radio-hour). I spontaneously started listening to it on a subway ride back home, as I was kind of getting sick of listening to the same saved songs on my phone over and over again.

I eventually got really into the podcast and what they were talking about, so decided to take a walk around the Union Square area while listening. I ended up circling the square twice and walking up to the Flatiron district before finally coming back to the apartment on 10th. The whole experience took 1 hour, and tbh it was a really refreshing/pleasant experience. I got to block everything out and appreciate the environment more (took a bunch of pictures of beautiful buildings and the skyline). I decided to do this exercise much more often from now on, and bake it into my lifestyle as a routine (listening to a full podcast while taking a long walk in the city). …


Jack Kim

I create consumer products and art. http://jackk.im

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