A thought experiment with the 37% Rule for someone with nomadic tendencies

Is it 42 or is it 37?

There’s something exciting and fun about moving to a new city, exploring each neighborhood, discovering favorite spots, and meeting new people. Usually there are personal and professional reasons for moving as well. However, there are downsides that have become more obvious as I seek to live a life that will leave a positive impact. An example of the downside is losing deep community ties in your previous location, which took time to build. There are pros and cons to staying somewhere and going somewhere new.

Two things were rolling around my brain when I went on a walk with my…


Digital applications that facilitate social interactions

A screenshot of the Pokémon Go app, showing Pokéstops and gyms
A screenshot of the Pokémon Go app, showing Pokéstops and gyms
Elements in Pokémon Go correlate to places in the real world.

Pokémon Go is a mobile app game where you can catch Pokémon in the real world. It was released on July 6, 2016. Soon after it was released, one often saw groups of people with battery packs attached to their phones walking around cities and sometimes congregating in certain areas. Even though the app crashed often due to technical issues, the fun times Pokémon fans had outweighed the inconveniences those frequent crashes brought.

Fast forward to 2020, I still occasionally spot a Pokémon Go player walking around but they have become as rare as…

Jane Lien

explorer, designer, loves connecting with people and all things food related

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