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If Bangkok was redesigned to reflect reality

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For far too long now, Bangkok has tried to keep up with modern societies by implementing foolish systems like democracy, laws and traffic lights. Well, spoiler alert: It's just not working! Instead of wasting time trying to blanket the capital with a "one city fits all" mould, why don't we just restructure Bangkok into a place that suits our current reality? For starters, we could... 

Eliminate the concept of "sidewalks" altogether

Many developed cities make it a priority to allocate a portion of the roadside for pedestrians to safely travel by foot. But why the heck would you want to walk in Bangkok anyway? Besides being way too hot, you could contract rabies from a soi dog, get run over by douchebag motorcycles taking a shortcut, or blow your budget buying food/clothes/sex toys from vendors set up on the pavement. Therefore if we give up our right to use sidewalks for their intended purpose, we would never have to live in fear of getting stuck behind a group of slow-ass walkers. Plus, you wouldn't want all the people in their fancy, chauffeured cars to laugh at you when you inevitably fall into a pothole and sprain your ankle.

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