Humans of St. Louis – the Best Thing on the Internet

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Humans of St. Louis

If you haven’t “Liked” Humans of St. Louis on Facebook yet, do it. It’s too easy to lose sight of the humanity that makes this city a wonderful place to live. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows. There’s sadness, joy, humor and all the other things that make us human. Check it out, and enjoy the best thing on the Internet in St. Louis. This is the good stuff:

Humans of St. Louis“What’s your happiest memory?”
“Driving 19 hours and finally arriving here.”
“That’s your happiest memory?”
“It was an awesome day. I drove with everything I owned in a four-door car and within two hours I found a place to live. I signed the paperwork when I walked in the door because I loved it and just fell asleep on the floor. I haven’t moved since.”

 

Humans of St. Louis“I don’t think there’s too great a struggle in life if you look at it the right way.”

 

Humans of St. Louis“So you make piggy banks out of satellites?”
“Ya mon.”
“Where did you get this idea from?”
“Well, I was living in California for a while. And when I lived in Jamaica, I used to paint on big ole banana leaves. So I was on my porch in California and I didn’t see no big leaves like that. But I saw this.”

 

Humans of St. Louis“What would you have told yourself 30 years ago if you gave yourself advice now?”
“You know what? I think you got me there. You stung me like a bee. I’m glad it was you instead of a bee though! You got to be thankful to still be living now. I mean, there’s so many people taking people’s lives. I had two sons and I had a son that got killed and he was 22 years old. I was saying to myself, it seems like the kids should be living longer than the parents do. So, I think about that a lot.”

 

Humans of St. Louis“What’s the best thing about being 12?”
“Going to junior high school?”
“What are you looking forward to?”
“Having my own locker.”
“So what are you going to do when you have your own locker?”
“Make sure that I remember that it’s mine.”

 

Humans of St. Louis“What’s your biggest struggle?”
“The fact that I’m a man dressed like a woman. Sometimes I feel like I’m not equal or not good enough as real women. But then again it feels like it’s not that I’m not good enough, sometimes I feel like I’m special because I’m different.”

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  • http://yastlblog.blogspot.com/ Kevin Barbeau

    Definitely need to remember/highlight the people of a City as well as its building stock and amenities. We’ve seen the results of a lack of people and the positive development when people stay/move in.

    That’s why I like those “Here Is St. Louis” videos by Grain — it shows people as a part of the City. Too many tourism videos show the amazing places in St. Louis, but don’t show them being used.

    • JohnThomas52

      We need to keep in mind that St. Louis is not just White and Black. There’s Bosnians, Vietnamese, Haitians, Chinese, Latinos, Jewish, etc. We need to get to know those folks better, though St. Louis is not really that diverse nor does it seem to take interest in non-white people in general from what I can tell.

  • opendorz

    Very nice.