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Speaking of finding one's bliss, what about finding simple pleasures on the way to one's rat race job?

Check out this experimental swing installed at some bus stops in London:


It's funny to watch the people who look like they SO want to swing, but just can't make themselves do it.

And treehugger posted an awesome array of pictures of swings on San Francisco's BART. Here's one (follow the link at left for more):
 
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interesting gender gap there. seemed to me like mostly women swang...
 
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The geek in me cannot help but think about this cartoon when I see a swing.
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gani, I agree, it did seem that more women tried the swing in the video. I wonder if that could have been an editing thing, but it didn't seem like it.

Oh, Adrien, that cartoon is brilliant! It is amazing how perspective affects our work (and our lives).
 
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