Big cities show survival of the fittest in action.
The fittest don’t have to be fittest in body. Just fittest in mind.
If you come to the Big City naïve, stubborn, vain, or showing poor judgement,
The city will smile its grim smile, encircle you and slowly but surely take wealth and hope off you.
If you come to the Big City with a survivor’s mentality, hungry to learn, hungry to succeed,
The city will take you under its wing. As one of its own.
Does this make the Big City harsh and cruel?
Or a good judge of character, with judgements made at big-city speed.
Big cities house the most charities and some of the grandest public structures,
Big cities are where the congregation of high talent assemble,
Where the future of humanity is discussed, agreed and governed from.
Big cities are indeed the bright lights.