The Little Things in Life

What are some of the little things in life that you appreciate, take interest in, or that add some utility to your life? Whether it's work related or a type of hobby or anything else.

For me it's watches, collecting fountain pens, driving loafers, and Nakiri chef knives. Just random little things in life that I enjoy.Β 

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Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I like it when chicks smile at me - while holding the door open or at the gym, etc. Solid eye contact and a smile is enough to brighten your day.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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LeveragedBuoy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I think it's pandemic related to some degree as well - when lockdowns ended I found myself not looking people in the eyes or looking away when they made eye contact. It was weird to realize this was happening because I wasn't like this before. All good now but I think the isolation may have affected some people's social habits

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theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Adopting a new puppy. Simply replacing a hose on the car to fix the coolant system. And aubviously new headphones or speakers.

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Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
famejranc

I love to listen to music.

Yeah I'm super into music and also my dad's cat is super chill.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Arroz con Pollo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Driving at night with no traffic blasting music

Having dogs I've just met not want to leave me alone

Getting good feedback on a project or deliverable at work - this isn't hardo, it's called I spend 60 hours a week working, so knowing someone sees my hard work and acknowledging it's successful is a nice boost to my day

Having a clean apartment - knowing where all my stuff is and looking around and seeing it's clean because I, and only I, am responsible for that, is nice

When people I value come to me for help or advice - I know enough to know I don't know a lot, but knowing people value my opinion on stuff means a lot. Relative came to me regarding help on grad school applications and I was all giddy

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Bossdogfrog, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Dinners atΒ michelin stared restaurants

RunningΒ 

Driving the weekend car and riding my bikeΒ 

Closing a deal at workΒ 

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MonkeyNoise, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Trail running. If you are the first person running a trail early in the morning before it's been disturbed by other runners, hikers, etc. you will see animals all over the place. Run alongside families of deer, birds flying across your path, squirrels running around. Great workout too, and good way to get away and unplug a bit. Its a great experience each time

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Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
MonkeyNoise

Trail running. If you are the first person running a trail early in the morning before it's been disturbed by other runners, hikers, etc. you will see animals all over the place. Run alongside families of deer, birds flying across your path, squirrels running around. Great workout too, and good way to get away and unplug a bit. Its a great experience each time

I had never been trail running until a few years ago. My first time on the trails was for a 50mi Ultra Race. It was a lot of fun and I didn't realize how important navigating was and almost got lost a few times in the middle of the forest. Then my body failed, I ran out of water, food, my light was dying and I started getting the shakes from being cold. I had to SOS at 47.6mi ... sooooo close.... it was an amazing experience though. My friend won the race at a time of 10:40. We ran 25mi together. Unforgettable.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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MonkeyNoise, what's your opinion? Comment below:

That much distance with little trail experience is pretty impressive. Trail miles are a lot more difficult than road, so a 5 mile run will feel more like 8 on the road.

I do smaller races myself (6-15 miles). Trail community is great though, events much MUCH smaller than your typical 5k or marathon so you get to see familiar faces pretty quickly.

Another thing I love about trial running is it forces you to be in the moment. With road running you can just tune out for the most part. On trails you constantly have to be aware of your surroundings or you will roll/break something

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GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

+SB for Awakenings.Β 

If you don't cry at some point during that movie then you are simply not human.Β 

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tranchebaby08, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Viewing pieces of nature you've never seen before. For example, my first time seeing the Grand Canyon was surreal. It looked fake. Sure you can google images and get a good idea of its scale, but nothing beats seeing incredible nature scenes in person. This includes going on hikes/runs in nature.Β 

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GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Going for a spirited drive in a fast car. During the heights of covid, one of the few things you could do around my area was drive on the empty highways. I had a nice, clean s550 5.0 with a stick and I would take that out for a long drive. I also had a Uniden which I trust completely so I would really push some of the speeds out there. Didn't matter where I was driving, sometimes I would set a timer for an hour and just drive out and then come back. It was a good way to clear my mind and just feel like I was doing something during covid. I really don't know how I would have survived the lockdowns without that car. Told myself that I would always own at least 1 sports car at all times for the rest of my life as a form of therapy.Β 

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GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I did, thanks for asking. Received it recently and am working through the last steps to get plates on it.Β 

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Adj. EBITDADDY, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My favorite feeling in the world is opening a beer after a day outdoors either riding bikes with my mates, snowboarding, trail running, or climbing a mountain. Nothing compares to spending +5hrs pushing yourself surrounded by nature.

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lienmeandebtmachine, what's your opinion? Comment below:

1.) fresh corduroy ripping GS turns when the mountain opens

2.) when a girl lifts her hips and lets you take her underwear off

3.) someone telling you "nice job" and meaning it

4.) when you cut into a steak you cooked and it's perfectly done

5.) when there is just enough milk left for one more shake

6.) the feeling leaving work to go on vacation

7.) when the parlay hits

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