Where Would You Live?
Yesterday, I was doing a little research and picked up Richard Florida’s Rise of the Creative Class. I had read sections of it before but this time, this quote really hit me:
“Great thinkers, artists and entrepreneurs rarely come out of nowhere. They cluster and thrive in places that attract other creative people and provide an environment that fosters and supports creative effort.”
And this one:
“Creators must be exposed to role models and mentors during adolescents and young adulthood”
While we hope that the schools offer creative role models and mentors, perhaps it’s wise to live somewhere creativity (and art) is celebrated outside of the classroom as well.
Florida also goes on to mention that most creative people want to live in a place where they can have rich and multidimensional experiences.
So I wanted to ask, in this ‘creative’ theme, if you could live anywhere, where would you live? Dave and I love where we live now. But I’ll admit, we’ve talked off and on about moving to NYC one day. It’s nice to dream sometimes, yeah?
What about you? What city, town, or heck, even country do you think would fulfill the rich and multidimensional experiences for you? And if you love where you live now, share that as well!