There’s a compelling story everywhere. But some places (e.g. New York) are more content rich than others.
All you need to do is walk a few blocks and observe with all your senses. The graffiti scrawled on the outside of million dollar apartments, the street smoke billowing out from the sewers, the smell of hot dogs and nuts from the street vendors, the sound of delivery trucks running through potholes, and the scratch you get from someone’s suitcase as they rush by you.
New York is an excess of content and inspiration, like the Internet. Some artists leave New York to escape the hyperactivity while some come back to refuel their creative energy.
Stimulation is integral to any environment. Boredom is the enemy. But focus is more important than ever. The last thing you want to do is get stuck in infinite scroll.