Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. – John F. Kennedy
Living in the town you grew up in has its advantages and disadvantages.
Primary advantage: you know where everything is.
Primary dis-advantage: you know who everyone is.
That last part’s not quite true. My ‘town’ is really too big to be called a town. But it’s the smallest ‘big-city-suburb’ I know, because everyone is related to everyone, and once you know a handful of those people related to everyone, you know everyone else and how they relate back.
Someday I should really do a ‘six degrees of – (insert semi-Mennonite or Dutch name here) chart’, except it might take me, well, years to write down.