Everything on Earth is Borrowed.
Once we begin to apprehend the understanding that our stay on this planet is meaningless unless we tread lightly, share with others and behave humbly, the thirst for material goods and fame will wane and we will find compassion for those who need a lift.
Only when we have travelled, lived and worked outside the walls of the safety and comfort our birth community provides; when we have seen and learned from Weisheit and knowledge long established in other communities, we can come back and not merely become kings of the castle but stand as humble leaders capable of welcoming, nurturing and encouraging newcomers to our community. Newcomers such as immigrants, refugees and anyone who wants to live in and contribute positively to our place, bringing with them the very spirit, fresh ideas and goods necessary for eye opening city improvements.
All too often local politicians, business owners, even university faculty and other public agencies bank on the strong support of their own kin. They stock their surrounding job positions with yes-sayers. That fiercely protected environment eventually suffocates in their own ideas of greatness, while new ideas and people are being blocked off and turned away. That makes for a system which eventually can no longer function, which chases its tail and eventually collapses.