Every time I moved to a new town, I got involved in projects which would improve things: flowers and signs to welcome visitors, painting an eyesore building on a main street corner, fixing up a church, cleaning up the cenotaph. Some of these things were successful and some were not, but along with other like-minded volunteers, I worked hard. After a few years, I stopped trying to improve things and became as complacent as everyone else. It seems to me that it’s the newcomers to town who see the flaws around their city and try to fix them. Long time residents just accept things the way they are and don’t seem to care any more. Hooray for the newcomers!