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On Exploring And Such...

 

On Exploring And Such...  Life is interesting.  That's for sure and to say the least.  Life is definitely full of discovery.  Of all sorts and from many sources. 

 

We can explore and can discover all sorts of things. Perhaps even find "ourselves".  It can happen through our personal aha moments.   And then there are those times it occurs through life experiences and education.  It's a part of the day-to-day living that goes far beyond merely existing.  We can also go outside our own environment to discover much.  It happens when we are out and about in nature and discovering wonders here and there. 

 

It can definitely happen in our own neighborhood.  It takes place beyond the streets and sidewalks where we are most familiar.   We become better accquainted and may eventually accquire local competance.  We grow and know additional details.  Understand nuances.   But how does one become an expert?  Exploring is a part of it.  When combined with education and experience one can get closer to truly understanding the lay of the land. 

 

Exploring happens in various other ways.  This past November,  I attended the Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  While I have been to this event in the past, it was first time I traveled there by light rail.  Exploring a method not unknown but unused by a majority of Angelenos.  As a native who once lived in a different city where light rail was my usual ride, I recommend the overall convenience and the experience.   The way to explore the city that has been dependent on the automobile for decades brings another dimension to living in the Los Angeles area. 

 

Back to my recent experience at the auto show, I am definitely not an expert on cars but the exploring options are abundant once you enter the arena.  Designs.  Marketing.  Interactive Experiences.  And who could ignore the people-watching opportunities? And much more.  The introductions, of course. The changes and the enhancements.  Some slight and others more noticeable.   I have attended auto shows off/on since I was a child.  The experience changes too.   It is still enjoyable yet different.   

 

Like the auto industry, we see changes occurring in the real estate industry.  Always evolving.  Yes, over there...that bright and shiny object...  The latest and the greatest.  Adventures await.  Time to explore...

 

A somewhat final note on the topic:  We can explore while never leaving the safety of our own home if we use our imagination. I digress...

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

 

 

 

On Exploring And Such...

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Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Michael, There are so many experiences and possibilities surrounding our world to explore. In Real Estate, in our personal lives, in travel, and just around the corner. Navigating them to the utmost is the challenge. BTW, Larry and I have been visiting the NY Auto Show for many years, and yes the experience has changed for us too...

Dec 05, 2019 08:07 AM #8
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Michael Jacobs

Going to the Auto Show in LA was one of my husband's favorite things to do.  As the traffic continued to worsen, so did our attempt to travel into LA. I am glad to see there are different alternatives such as light rail. 

Dec 05, 2019 08:25 AM #9
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Exploring is such a fun word. It conjurs up adventure and new experiences. As usual, always fun to hop along for the Pondering ride with Michael. IMHO, light rail makes sense for most cities. 

Dec 05, 2019 08:42 AM #10
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Maria Gilda Racelis - yes, life is interesting and our surroundings provide many thoughts to ponder.  

Sharon Lee - so much seems to happen when we remain open.  

Barbara Todaro - we have to start someplace, right?  As for straying off-base, I embrace that tendency.  

Wayne Martin - each and every day.  And each moment.  

Nina Hollander - and like learning, exploring never ends.  

Dec 05, 2019 08:48 AM #11
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Michael Jacobs
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Alexandra Ron and Alexandra Seigel - while not the right fit for all, I believe the light rail system in Los Angeles has many advantages. Exploring a city that seems so familiar takes on a new and different look.  

Joan Cox - it's not just the aroma of a new car but the total experience.  At least I think so.  

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - I have only heard of New York Auto Show - it would be an adventure to visit.  At least once.  

Dec 05, 2019 08:54 AM #12
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - as a child, my Dad and I went to the Auto Show at the Anaheim Convention Center.  I thought it was such a big deal.  The thought of collecting all of that car marketing material gave me lots of fantasy and reading material for weeks it seems.  

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - exploring is a word that does seem exciting and a bit adventurous.  As for light rail, I remember a fourth-grade project to design/plan a city.  My city did include a light rail-type system very similar to the Disneyland version which I knew.  Haven't thought about that for some time...thanks for providing the inspiration with your comment.

Dec 05, 2019 09:01 AM #13
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A lovely script for making sure that our minds are open...no matter where we find ourselves.

Dec 05, 2019 09:46 AM #14
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Exploring our own surroundings, being open to new ways of thinking and acting, keeps us young (at least at heart.)

Dec 05, 2019 10:10 AM #15
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Hi Michael- I love to explore!!!!! Anytime we get in the car I know I'm going to see something new!  We thought about taking the rail down to Miami when we lived in Delray Beach but never did. THAT would have been an adventure. 

Dec 05, 2019 10:54 AM #16
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Li Read - being open leads to many adventures.  

Lottie Kendall - that's an important component. 

Kathy Streib - different modes of transportation bring forth multiple opportunities.  For exploring, adventure and so much more.  

Dec 05, 2019 11:00 AM #17
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Morning Michael.

Never been to an auto show, they are just not offered in my area.  However, on the exploring end, I'm all in

Dec 06, 2019 12:50 AM #18
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I love to explore, whether it be out in the hills near where I live or in a different city that I am visiting.  Perhaps that is why I enjoy traveling by myself so much!

Dec 06, 2019 05:41 AM #19
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Michael Jacobs
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James Dray - since I have always lived in a bigger metropolitan area, I never thought about that.  It certainly makes a lot of sense that auto shows are more prevalent in larger cities.  

Brian England - I can understand that.  

Dec 06, 2019 05:45 AM #20
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Michael - The most fascinating things occur when your exploring! You never know what will spark your imagination.

The Auto Show was an event I never missed the entire 16 years of being married. But the most memorable one was the day after I came home from the hospital after delivering my son. I thought I could walk but just the walk alone from the car into McCormick Place in Chicago was enough walking for me. So there I sat, at the entrance waiting for him to finish the show. But while sitting there I met a friend I knew from grade school and other people I didn't know. I felt like my connection to people was far more important than with cars I could never afford. Plus, I always paled in comparison to the beautiful models who introduced the cars. 

Using public transportation is always different, isn't it... I hope you get out more and do lots of exploring!

Dec 06, 2019 06:50 AM #21
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Good Friday morning, Michael. I hope you will be doing a lot of exploring this weekend.

Dec 06, 2019 08:05 AM #22
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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on your last point...with some of the amazing technological advantages in Virtual Reality, we may soon be able to imagine ourselves in Paris or London just by strapping on a headset. Crazy cool stuff.

Dec 06, 2019 08:56 AM #23
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Good morning Michael Jacobs - going outside the routine (some say outside the comfort zone) can pay dividends.  We are focused on our usual and one day we get to experience something in no way connected.  That can be a fun experience if we allow ourselves.

Dec 06, 2019 09:05 AM #24
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - exploring has the ability to imagine and those we discover can lead to some amazing moments.  

Roy Kelley - here's to exploring...whenever it occurs.  

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - incredible, isn't it?  

Grant Schneider - let the fun begin and long may it continue...

Dec 06, 2019 10:01 AM #25
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Sharon Tara
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Auto shows, boat shows, home shows, RV shows...love them all.

People watching is a must at all of the above!

Dec 12, 2019 06:17 AM #26
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Sharon Tara - I often wonder what can first:  pondering or people-watching?  Do I really need to choose?  

Dec 12, 2019 06:27 AM #27
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