What do you owe to the community you grew up in?
Community: Neighborhood, church, school, school district, local government, state government, etc.
Family- A person grows up in a city and he/she has brothers, sisters, parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents, and cousins that live in the same city. The parents and grandparents of the person will continue to live in the city for the rest of their lives. Is the person obligated to stay there out of concern for his/her parents/grandparents, ensuring that the community prospers for their benefit.
Neighborhood- The children who played with you on your block reinforced or exposed you to important social skills (sharing, “playing nice,” playing fair). The interactions you had with their parents also exposed you to different parenting styles or rules of etiquette, making you aware of the differences within families.
Church- Help me out on this one guys....
School- *Free* school is cool. Your elementary and secondary school teachers put up with a lot of guff for very little money. Moody adolescents and unruly elementary school kids are not easy to put up with.
The community you grew up in provided you with the goods, services, and technologies that allowed you to develop into who you are today. You are a college student with a lot of potential. It seems unfair for the college student to leave his/her hometown forever. He/she benefited from the hard work of others (parents, teachers, pastors, lunch ladies, janitors, basketball coaches, etc.) and then moves to another city, enhancing the new location with his/her very presence.