1. NYC speeds you up a gear
From the moment you walk out of the door and hit the sidewalk, its GO TIME. Wrestling crowds to make the subway before the door closes, or fighting your way through morning traffic, NYC can leave you in the dust if you’re not prepared to keep up.
2. Teaches you to deal with big egos
Sometimes it’s not only the streets of NYC that mold you into a New Yorker , more often than not it’s the people. From Wall Street to Park Ave, people can be a challenge, but it’s only when you’re older that you realize that impossible boss you had way back when, helped turn you into a bad*ss!
3. NYC gives you a more “global” perspective.
NYC if brimming with different cultures and ethnicities. The smart New Yorker embraces the opportunity to learn and grow in the diverse melting pot of our city. Inevitably, befriending and meeting people from other cultures and walks of life expands your worldview.
4. NYC teaches you to budget your money.
There’s nothing like rent prices in NYC to teach you to budget your money. With a one bedroom apartments averaging rent for $3152 a person need to learn how to stretch a paycheck pretty quickly.
5. NYC makes you thick-skined.
When it’s not your landlord screaming about rent, it’s some jerk in the office giving you a hard time about a minor mistake you made. New York sometimes isn’t for the mild mannered, and if you are a little on the sensitive side, NYC will definitely toughen you up.
6. NYC teaches you to live with less.
Less furniture, less disposable income, less space. Who needs a walk-in-wardrobe anyway? Really? What you lose in “stuff” you make up for in opportunities, cultural experiences, knowledge, entertainment… really the list is endless. When it comes to living in NYC, living with less is more.
7. Makes you more self reliant/confident.
Finally, if you jump all the hurdles, fight when you have needed to fight and ducked and dodged all the obstacles in your path, you will find yourself in a pretty good place. People who thrive in NYC are strong confident people, people who know who they are and make no apologies for it.
Did I miss something in the list? Let me know in the comments.