Why do humans, the animals most capable of adapting, tend to stay in the same places their whole lives? Hell, the reason for our evolution is figuring out how to give up nature. For every Jack Kerouac we romanticize there are a million that never stray too far from home. Do we really embrace freedom that much more than the chimp that closes it's own cage? Is a weekend in Wisconsin really stepping outside of my zoo? We have ties to people, places and things we love. I'm skeptical that the grass is greener, I kind of like mine. I wonder if it's any coincidence that iron bars are standard for Chicago residences?
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