“Most people think that the only thing that you can learn in a dive bar is that the more stickers on the wall, means the more surly the regular clientele is going to be. But this is where I think you are wrong,” said Ellen Goodwin to start her talk at TEDxSanDiego 2016.
And when it comes to knowing about dive bars, Goodwin, who by trade is the CEO and procrastination expert. Back in 2010 she and a neighbor started a “dive bar of the month” club, and have since visited more than 60 in the San Diego area. In the process she discovered some interesting truths about human nature that we could all adopt as life lessons.
According to Goodwin, dive bars are teaming with life lessons. Among the 10.5 life lessons she has learned:
1. Be kind to everyone.
2. You’re never to old to make new friends.
3. The camera never lies.
And for the rest, well, you’ll just have to see for yourself.