I just read a post on Quora called What life lessons are unintuitive or go against common sense or wisdom? I wanted to comment on Yishan Wong‘s answer. He said:
- Improve your commute by buying a nice car. I should point out that before this he says, “Improve your commute by living closer to work,” which I couldn’t agree more with, but what I wanted to add was, Improve your commute by buying a nice bicycle. I live in Berkeley, CA. It’s a great city to bike in and public transportation is bike friendly. This is really important since driving into San Francisco is a pain. When I moved here the first thing I did was buy a great bike. This way, instead of being tempted to drive, I am excited to ride.
- Fix your computing experience. This to me meant finally investing in an ergonomic monitor and keyboard stand. I did a little research and discovered that I had had my monitor and keyboard at the wrong height for years. It may seem kind of silly at first that my stand cost three times as much as my monitor, but it was worth it. If you are wondering, I have an Ergotron WorkFit-S Dual.