With all there is to see and do in any city on a daily basis, residents and tourists alike must pick and choose amongst all of the opportunities. While many consider this a good problem to have it really comes down to the experience. Whether you’re sightseeing the major landmarks or just going out with friends what we look for is to experience something that brings us joy.
Flea markets are the most basic form of experiencing a city. They give you a wide angle view of a city including its culture, people, traditions, food and more. They unleash the very nature of a society and bring together a community in such a unique way. Discover just some of the many things that flea markets can really reveal.
We all still depend on one another: if you’re cooped up working inside all day behind a desk it’s easy to lose sight on how much we actually really do need and depend on one another. The mantra of convenience has caused us to lose sight of it and we can actually forget how to socialize and interact with people.
On Guard? Drop it! The very essence of a flea market experience is a chance to drop your guard. You’ll find that even in the largest cities where socializing in public with strangers is uncommon, at the market this socialization is facilitated, encouraged and accepted. For this very reason, some people go to markets to socialize more than they do to shop. The comfort
Learn a Wealth of Knowledge: if there’s one thing that stands to be true is that you can almost always learn something new if you’re open to be teachable. Whether it’s from a vendor or another shopper there’s always something new to learn.
Community Creation: how do you create a community? You encourage the people to come together; to interact with each other and to do life with each other. As cities continue to grow, creating a sense of community can be a challenge. But, at our very nature, we desire it. It’s why we love certain shows like Cheers and Friends because we get to peek into the community of others and identify.
Identification: Whether you’re experiencing flea markets in your own city or in a foreign one, the great thing is that they’re a place for all people to identify and feel accepted. The very essence of an open air market is open. You don’t have to enter through a door or dress a certain way or have a lot of money or come with a group of people. You can come, as you are and identify with other people.