So recently as I was on my travels I overheard a conversation on the bus. This guy behind me was talking to his friend and said "I've come to the conclusion that, basically, if you don't get out of [this town] you're life is going nowhere." Or words to that effect. I have had talks with my friends about a similar thing...this town is a little old fashioned, a little set in its ways, a little stagnant. I can see how moving away would help especially moving to a big city but then isn't there a lot of uncertainty and risk (personal, financial, etc) in doing that? So I ask you: Did you or would you move out of your hometown? And is that a requirement for personal success and happiness?