It’s not a difficult argument to understand. You have a responsibility to your community because, among other things, you are not your own. So act like it. It ain’t hard. At the same time, of course, don’t be a condescending, self-righteous snob about it. Anyone see the brilliant Mike Judge’s new show The Goode Family last night?
An FPR colleague’s wife once asked him, “You hate Wal-Mart. So why don’t you criticize your friends for going there?” His response: “Because they’re my friends!” That’s about right.