People talk to you here.
When you’re ordering coffee, waiting for a workout class, walking across the street.
And it’s a nice change from back home, where people scream “Who is next?” and “Keep walking!” and a whole lot of “ughhs” at you when your conversation interrupts their flow.
So perhaps that’s why I like it here so much.
People make you feel like you matter.
And not because of what you’ve accomplished but because of the handful of lines of dialogue you share before continuing on with the woes and wows of your own day.