Are we obligated to stick around his or her hometown? After being educated in a community and benefiting from its resources, a person could take what he or she has gained and then high-tail it to a city that could provide the individual with even more resources. As high school graduates continue to leave their hometowns looking for better opportunities, their home loses their best, and brightest. Those who remain in their hometown who invested in your education, including friends and family, do not get to enjoy the benefits of their investment. But should intelligent young adults be expected to stay in one location? How much should be expected of us? This month the Philosophy Discussion Group will be talking about what a person owes to their hometown, their community, or their state.
I'll post arguments for and against thinking we have an obligation to support our hometown in the next two comments. Add your own arguments, offer comments on them, and join us on Thursday.