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10 Types Of Joy That Only People Who Take Public Transportation Get To Experience

Sure, delays and crowds suck. But it's still waaaay better than driving!

1. First of all, there's that specific kind of happiness you feel when you see your "favorite" train or bus coming — it feels like greeting an old friend.

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You appreciate how it's always here for you.

2. Then, there's the pride that comes with being able to keep your balance on the subway without holding onto anything.

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You're basically a city surfer now!

3. Even when your bus or train is packed, you secretly like how it makes you feel like a real part of the city — and humanity, in general.

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"It me, a city slicker" <- words you're allowed to say if you can handle rush hour.

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4. When you're waiting for the subway and somehow know EXACTLY where the doors are going to stop, it makes you feel like kind of a wizard.

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The power!

5. Then, there's that amazing feeling when you see a seat open up next to you — and you nab it, of course.

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It's the little things.

6. There's also the sense of satisfaction that comes with not having to have a car in general.

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You don't have to worry about filling up the tank, or taking the car to the shop, or directions, really!

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7. In fact, you can do all kinds of things while you're waiting for your stop — reading, meditating, thinking big philosophical thoughts.

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It's the gift of free time, every time!

8. If you're hungry, there's always the best street vendors parked near transit stations, so you can have your fill of the best (and least expensive) grub in the city.

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There's nothing better than a street hot dog.

9. You never know when you'll make a new friend on public transit — or have the opportunity to share kindness...

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Being around people from all walks of life = the best part of living in a city, tbh!

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10. And finally, if there's ever an alien invasion or an apocalypse taking over, you know the city (and all its subterranean tunnels) well enough to survive. Probably.

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Plus, all your commute snacks will finally come in handy!

This post was translated from Portuguese.

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