Humans of NY http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 http://humansofnewyork.tumblr.com/ “I’m just beginning art school. I’m trying to find my own voice...

“I’m just beginning art school. I’m trying to find my own voice and style. I’m doing it in a Frankenstein sort of way. I’m borrowing ideas and techniques from other artists, and then I try to change them a little. It’s hard to create something new because it feels like everything has been done before. It was easier in high school. I was just starting out so it was impossible to disappoint myself. But now I have some training and I feel pressure to make something good. It seems like my work needs to have a certain quality or it’s not worth the effort. It’s hard to get back to ‘anything goes.’”

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/174164792796

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Wed, 23 May 2018 02:06:52 +0000 http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/174164792796 http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/174164792796
“I have pretty bad social anxiety. But I decided that I was...

“I have pretty bad social anxiety. But I decided that I was going to be more outgoing when I went to college. So I joined the Facebook group for incoming freshmen, and I sent a generic ‘hey’ to everyone. Almost everyone gave me a generic ‘hey’ back, but he kept responding. Then he added me on Snapchat. He started sending me selfies and I responded with pictures of my living room. He wanted to FaceTime, but I hate seeing my own face in the corner so we just talked on the phone instead. When school finally started, we went out together with a group of people. We didn’t make much eye contact but we did stand next to each other the entire time. A month later we were in class and I was making fun of him for not using soap when he washes his hands. And he said: ‘If I use soap, will you date me?’ And I said ‘yes.’ So here we are.”

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/174007023641

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Fri, 18 May 2018 02:17:23 +0000 http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/174007023641 http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/174007023641
“After graduating I worked as an industrial engineer. I spent...

“After graduating I worked as an industrial engineer. I spent five years designing presses for all kinds of factories. But it got too predictable. I was spending eight hours in front of a computer every day. It wasn’t enough for me. My mind was always somewhere else. Engineering has never just been a job for me. It’s what makes me feel alive. It has to be something I struggle with. If I find the answer too easily, it has no value for me. So I went back to school and got my PhD in biomechanics, and now I’m doing research in exoskeletons. My lows are now lower. I never feel smart enough. I’m constantly discovering people who are doing similar or better work. But my highs are also higher. Because every time I discover a solution, it feels like I’m bringing the future closer.“

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/173974767326

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Thu, 17 May 2018 01:27:49 +0000 http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/173974767326 http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/173974767326
“I’m from a small town in the mountains of northern Georgia. ...

“I’m from a small town in the mountains of northern Georgia. We’re famous for apples. I moved here a week ago to try to be an actor. Right now I’m applying for waiter positions. I’ve got a little crypto currency and $5,000 saved from working at the carwash, so I figure I can make it for at least a year. I did have one major role back in Georgia. It was the guy’s first film. I had a big death scene where a ghost blew some powder on my face and melted it off. I’m really just taking all the jobs I can get right now so I can build a reel. It’s mostly unpaid stuff. I booked a music video for Sunday that I found on Facebook. Don’t ask me the artist or genre. All it said was: ‘Have to be comfortable being painted.’ Whatever that means.”

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/173940258401

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Tue, 15 May 2018 23:33:51 +0000 http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/173940258401 http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/173940258401
“When I went to college, I thought about joining one of those...

“When I went to college, I thought about joining one of those Asian student organizations. But I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go ‘all in’ on being Asian. I had to ask myself how integral it was to my identity. I’ve never been very traditional. I grew up in a white town on Long Island. If I described myself in three adjectives, ‘Asian’ wouldn’t be one of them. But on the other hand, the world is going to see race anyway. I view myself as Chinese, but Asian is the first thing people see. So if it’s how everyone sees you, should you see yourself the same way?”

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/173912519831

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Tue, 15 May 2018 02:20:21 +0000 http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/173912519831 http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/173912519831
“When I’m home, nobody will talk to me. It’s like I am dead. I...

“When I’m home, nobody will talk to me. It’s like I am dead. I don’t like quiet because then I have nothing. So I ride the train into the city. Compared to home, the city is like heaven. There are a million people you can ask for help. There are people to help you up the stairs. And there are so many smells. I love the smell of food. Right now I’m trying to memorize my way to Carnegie Hall. I like to go to theaters and museums where my mind can be nourished. Sometimes I can hear tourists talking about the exhibits. Sometimes I hear college students talking to each other and it makes me feel younger. It makes me feel like I’m still alive in this world.”

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/173783148166

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Fri, 11 May 2018 01:19:35 +0000 http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/173783148166 http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/173783148166