Traveling on the bus for short distances isnt so bad. I ought to know. I used Greyhound all the time to travel between Seattle and Bellingham where I went to school. Its a nice quiet ride. But long distance is nothing short of hell. On a trip from Cleveland, Ohio to Seattle, I faced three days without being able to shower and the smell of fellow passengers in the same bus. Sleep was almost impossible. Just try to sleep on one of those seats at 6 . with a baby bawling its head off right behind you. I was so tired by the time we got to Spokane, I fell asleep in the bus terminal and almost missed the bus out. Skip the cross-country bus. Take a plane. Stay home. Do anything--just avoid long distance bus travel.
According to Plato, other forms of government place too much focus on lesser virtues and degenerate into other forms from best to worst, starting with timocracy , which overvalues honour, then oligarchy , which overvalues wealth, which is followed by democracy. In democracy, the oligarchs, or merchant, are unable to wield their power effectively and the people take over, electing someone who plays on their wishes (for example, by throwing lavish festivals). However, the government grants the people too much freedom, and the state degenerates into the fourth form, tyranny , or mob rule .