I've always been a city person. I love cities and I will always love them. But that doesn't mean I agree with everything the writer says. Yes, cities are the centers of innovation and progress, the hubs of humanity. Yes, congregating in cities may be more environmentally friendly then sprawling in suburbs. But individuals have rights to their own lifestyles. There's nothing wrong with wanting to surround oneself with space and greenery, or to minimize human contact by living in rural isolation. Instead of condemning these choices, why not work on ways to reduce their environmental impact, such as building more energy-efficient homes, manufacturing cars that run on clean energy, etc.?
City life may be exciting, but not everyone wants excitement, and surely we can't ask them to sacrifice their preferred lifestyles for the sake of "human progress"....Continua