Leaving Home

Jun 7 2012 @ 5:40pm

Christopher Orlet worries about "hypermobility" as a mark of success: 

As localist author Bill Kauffman has noted countless times, in America to achieve is to leave. And one's success is often measured by the distance one travels from home. For young Midwesterners that often means lighting out for one of the big cities on the coasts. And that is only the beginning of our hypermobility. Americans, on average, move every four years, whereas staid Europeans relocate on average twice in their adult lives. All this transience cannot be good for society.