Chapter 4Stay Put

Americans are said to thrive on change and novelty. But do we? Are transient families more emotionally secure and financially stable than those who put down roots? Is a commercial district more successful when businesses turn over every few years? Is our spiritual nature well served by adopting a new practice every six months? Humans are curious creatures, and it’s natural for us to want to explore new terrain. Nevertheless, a compelling case can be made for resisting this impulse. Thriving also has something to do with settling in.

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