“I forgot how easy it is to be young here,” a friend said to me over the holiday weekend. He was in town visiting his mother, and he made the statement in assessment of a night out.
In Chicago, it is easy to find quality entertainment, cheap drinks, delicious food, and relatively affordable living and transportation options, especially compared to other cities.
His comments reminded me of another from last year. A friend visited the city to see whether or not she wanted to move here. In the end, she chose New York. In terms of her career, it made sense. But did Chicago not provide enough of a challenge? Does it matter if Chicago is “easy” compared to other cities?
Well, for one, who said that Chicago is easy?
Earlier this summer, another friend said, “Everyone’s just dying,” when explaining one of his reasons for wanting to move out of the city.
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