For those who missed me, my evening sermon on how to fight evil vice and sinful temptation.
Many of you know that yesterday auction clearance rate in Adelaide for the first time in who knows how many years exceeded that one in Sydney. Apart from the apparent fact that Sydney appears to respect Her Majesty much more than Adelaide - this is a grim reminder that property boom in Adelaide in a full swing.
Any boom starts from CBD, and ripples then spread to outer suburbs. Which means - if you are looking for a bargain (remember - buying well makes 60% of the profit in Real Estate) - temptation to look close to downtown comes from the Satan.
For those who do not remember - I repeat - even if you buy house for yourself, it is big money, and it must be treated as an investment. Do not buy love nest, buy money making machine. Do not buy "nice house" (buildings depreciate) - buy "nice land". Land appreciates. What makes latd to appreciate - it is that it is in short supply. Unfortunately in relation to Adelaide - the only land in short supply - it is waterfront or land with waterviews (which can not be outbuilt even in theory).
Now to the point.Read this: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/traffic-noise-raises-obesity-risk/story-fneuzlbd-1227369680098
Living in crowded placed leads to obesity. I do not know why it is "something new". It is known for decades. Just Google "hypothalamus".
This is a gland size of a wallnut in your brain. Amazingly, it takes on so many functions - it is hard to imagine. First - it is the centre of emotions. Second - it rules many other things - like appetite, urination, (sorry about my French) - defecation, etc.
Because it is so small, if one area of it gets excited - the others will be affected as well.In other words - when an idiot with the "sports muffler" drives past your bedroom at three at the morning, you get bad emotions, and your subconscious mind leads you to the fridge. If there are tooth marks on your fridge - it means you have got extraordinary will power which allows you not to get inside it. In that case your stomach will be splashed with the hydrochloric acid - which hypothalamus commands your body to produce as a reaction to stress.
Same if you get out in the morning - and you see some drinking enthusiast vomited on your gate. Unless you have a hobby to explore other people's rich inner world and you start to study feeding habits of that drinking enthusiast - you get bad emotions, and subconscious would drive you straight to McDonalds. Nest of Lucifer for the people on the diet.
I would not even mention you can go bankrupt because the center of (sorry) defecation is also very close to the centre of bad emotions. Given the size of your mortgage - such an increase of toilet paper use can be the last straw that will break the back of your financial camel.
Please do not indulge in discussing of using jammed newspaper, fallen leaves or mosses for that purpose. This kind of things is not safe in CBD.
In the car exhaust there are hundreds of known carcinogenics.
That would be one thing when you survived relatives answer the question "What he (she) died from" proudly answer "Lung cancer". It is totally different if they hide under the chair with red faces.
Or may be I am wrong. Who is supposed to like relatives? You can start build their hard future right now.
Almost forgot. There is one more thing about City dwellers. Every now and then I give coloured pencils and piece of paper to my guests and ask them to draw "Their life".
Many years ago I stopped asking "dinkum Aussies" and "City dwellers" to do that.
This is because the first bunch always draws either a bottle or six pack of beer, and the second - map of the CBD, with the rectangle imposed on it - their route between work, home and couple of bars. There are also dotted lines leading outside the picture which mark their temporary frightful escapes from their dungeon (usually in direction to my Esplanade home) on weekends.