by Simon Black
It was only a few generations ago that most people spent their entire lives within a few miles of where they were born.
They grew up, lived, worked, and retired, all in the same place. And that was normal.
Travel and relocation didn’t really become commonplace until after World War II. But even then, the most common reason people moved was because of a job.
And it has remained that way for decades; people tend to choose where they live because it’s close to the place that they work.