I do not know if it is the lack of sleep from the past few days, or what it is, but something dawned on me. Do we live the lifestyle we preach? There are many things that we have been taught as planners... smart growth good, sprawl is bad... but if we step back and look at where we are at right now, do your life styles fit our beliefs? We talk about alternative transportation and all, but how many of us drive to work on a regular basis. I am guessing we drive just about everywhere we go. We say that it is because of the way the place that we live does not have such things, but then why do we live there? Why don’t we all live in downtown Madison WI? More so, if sprawl is so bad, why does it keep increasing. Do people really like downtowns and urban areas to live in? Or are they just becoming work centers as the American population segregates it self other “uses” of land. I know that I am just as if not more guilty of this as anyone else on here. I live and work in a community that does not even have a downtown. This city was created because of Urban Sprawl. I know that someday, once I can afford the life style I want, I will live it. I guess that I am more so asking who here is living the planners dream, and if we are believing a fairy tale?