Many of my friends who live in big cities are always bragging about how much they love it. I heart NY.
Yet most people choose to operate within a couple blocks of where they live. They create their own small town within the big city. Because of the vast amount of choices, they self-limit their selections and revert to what is safe. What is close. What is convenient.
We have a global society that is expanding faster than ever before, and it is shrinking just as fast.