Living in a small town can benefit a persons moral beliefs for the better. In being so close to everyone you can feel yourself rising to impress your peers. Living in a small town taught me togetherness and family, Altoona has only 930 people living within it which can change your heart to be kinder. Its the norm to see your neighbor sitting in the pew next to you during church. What I would like to see happen in the next few years is more business arrive to revive our economic growth. Altoona is a small town with no small businesses within it, the business would dramatically replace the quiet town with a more welcoming feel.