Bright Lights Big City Two Decades Later

The story’s narrator is a 24-year-old writer who works as a fact checker for a high-brow magazine for which he had once hoped to write (Wikipedia)

“Something changed. Somewhere along the line you stopped accelerating.”
― Jay McInerney, Bright Lights, Big City

Richard Florida’s Urban Crisis, explains how “winner-take-all urbanism” has deepened inequality, segregation, and poverty—and what cities can do about it (City Lab).

The promise of Toronto, is a life unlimited, but not work unlimited. I think its that way in NYC as well. And its a constant balancing act for a generation of people, to find bliss, not joy, in work or life, but never the two at once because the reality and the fantasy is a medium business vs Bay St/Wall St. Bright Lights Big City. This generation of Bright Lights Big City managers are feeling the pinch. Such that a lot of them turn out to be shit buckets because they are mostly reacting to inner drives that are unmet. Its not burn out but too much burning rubber.

And it may just be more of the same
But sometimes you wanna go where everyone knows your name
So I guess I’ll have to wait and see

Tuition Aid Update: I got a $1,800 grant and $8,700 aid for my first year of a masters degree in business, repayment begins after I graduate.