Cross and never look back
As kids, we only heard of civilizations in our textbooks, just another name to memorize and spit back out. It never really meant much. We were so far removed from what it really took to build an empire, and looked at it as a natural event, similar to a thunderstorm. It was hard to imagine that us, as humans, could get anywhere close.
Sure, the times have changed, and we don’t have spears to throw at each other, but our potential is now greater than the Greeks or the Romans could have imagined. Everything necessary to create, recruit, and build is within reach. All it takes is ambition, discipline, and hustle. If they could have done it 5000 years ago, then why can’t we?
The monuments, the styles, and the legacies of these civilizations remain as the ideal in society. We build museums in their honor, label their works as wonders, and travel just to step on the same ground they conquered. They became immortalized, gods to the new era.
Why would we build anything less? Why build cities, when you can build empires? Welcome to ours.
The side of New York we see is one of constant hustle and ambition. Millions of people move in and out of Manhattan everyday, trying to earn a living and striving to move up in life. Whether they work in an office building or at a hot dog stand, money is the driving force behind it. The city is busy in the day, but dead at night. It becomes a ghost town in most regions. The city itself never sleeps, but most people don’t have the energy and drive to pull through the night, putting their safety on the line with money on their mind. The graveyard shift defines New York and prepares it for the day ahead.
The city isn’t just Manhattan. You don’t know New York, if you don’t know Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island. The boroughs go hard for theirs, while Manhattan takes all the shine. We don’t mind though since it’s only outside the city that you find the best people to kick it with, to hustle with, and to run the city with. You can have the skyline and the tourist attractions, we’ll take the rest of it.
Thank you to all the veterans. http://ift.tt/HJKhjq