What else is becoming a frequent phenomenon? An increase of poor people leaving in London, (I have heard a new term ''undies''), the rents, the food bills, the tube tickets, no end to this list.
You will need £4.60, peak time, to go from zone 5 to zone 1. With £4.60, I can buy: a pint of milk, a punnet of tomatoes, a bread loaf, a bag of chicken nuggets, a white cheese for salad 200g and a pasta spaghetti bag).
London is demanding city which ''pushes'' its citizens to the extreme. The last few days several articles
have been published describing London life. The picture is:
- Several negative adjectives such as expensive, ruthless, noisy have been used to describe some aspects of London living. Technology, previously presented as a saviour and mainly internet has invaded our rooms the last decade but it did not reduce my commuting time and the M25 is the biggest car park in the world during rush hour. Google might have launched the technology glasses but the several areas in London remain unclean and badly developed.
A recent estate agent research appeared to place London at the top of list of most expensive cities in the world. Services sector, mainly banking and IT, has rocketed its salaries while manufacturing sector salaries remains massively behind.
Human beings are strong organisms biologically and they become even ''stronger'' when synergy and symbiosis exist. And what I meant are the following (our guide for better London living):
- Make friends, I mean real friends, not in social media, but friends in life where you can go out to discuss everything with them. By the way, ''friends'' means also sacrifices, and fights with them, not only pints of beers and cups of coffee,
- Stop, stay in on Friday night and do nothing. Go out on Saturday afternoon. Having a hectic week and going out along some other thousands of people sucks away your energy, you feel exhausted,
- Think and breathe, make a little plan for the week, just going to pub and drink until you collapse does not make always things better.
Human beings can not develop a relationship with objects, fighting to acquire the best car ever does not make you even a single second happier. We get stuck with objects and then quickly we develop depression because you can not communicate with objects (Ask psychologists for this)
- Ask and share or help as much as you can. Ask for the best coffee shop and/or pub and invite some friends to enjoy the company and the place. What is the point me having everything while some other around me suffer? Even a little help creates miracles,
- Start talking to local authorities about issues and present the problem along with a solution, and participating in schemes that make our life easier,
I am sure that you can suggest some other ways. By all means, feel free to add your comments but
London living conditions can only get better when everybody is on board. Because London can be a very nice place to live.