The problem with cities is that, by their nature, they are rootless. People uprooted themselves to move there. And they then wonder why they are lost.


You cannot solve all the problems within a city, nation or world until you solve all the problems of every single person who resides there. You cannot achieve change at the political level, unless you first deal with it at the personal level.


The creation of cities was an evolutionary necessity. The influx of people from every area of life and every walk of life, within the same physical space, has broadened our understanding of life.

Eventually, if we do return to our roots – living amongst small clusters of people – we will have a far greater degree of appreciation and respect for our way of life, than if we hadn’t embarked on that adventure. Sometimes you need to move out to come home.

© Phillip A. Klein March 2008

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