("Lessons Learned from Strangers" is a series of everyday interactions with strangers that have taught me something about life. Hopefully these interactions will help guide you on your own personal path. The following interaction happened in September of 2011 in New York City.)
I was leaving a lunch with a friend and we were waiting on the platform for the next train. As the train approached we spotted an empty train car with a handful of people in it. Our enthusiasm grew because we were guaranteed a seat.