From the play
It is true that small town living allows us, since we live where we were born, to be continually surrounded by life long friends and a social support system that is just unavailable in big cities where, although there are more people, no one knows each other.
On the other hand everyone knows, everyone is constantly watching and incessantly discussing what everyone else is doing.
Each of us go through life seeing the same things and seeing them differently. If my way of seeing things gives me comfort, why would it be anyone else’s business to correct me?