I have learned over the years that it is best to allow your home town to be what it is, and to appreciate what virtues it has taught you. Baldwin City lacks inclusivity and a progressive attitude on life, preferring an "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" perspective. Schools teach a traditional curriculum, with the introduction of iPads being the greatest upgrade in recent years. General housing expenses are reasonable, although most young people are not immigrants to the area, but rather the fourth or fifth generation to live here. To really be "anywhere", you must travel at least 15 miles away, so it is not the place for those who want an exciting neighborhood. Nature-lovers and country enthusiasts alike will find solace in broad horizons and impressive starlit displays every night, although environmentally-minded activists will not find easy company. Society is not rich in this part of the country, but more introverted pleasures are readily available.