Friends take flight

Today I decided to look at where my friends live and compare this to where they were born.
Here is where my friends were born:

This image shows that my friends were pretty much all born in the three metropolitan centers: Minneapolis, Chicago, and Des Moines.

Here is where my friends now live:

This image shows how my friends have tended to leave metropolitan centers and have spread all over the country and, in some cases, the world (not visible here).
Notice how a majority of my friends were born in the three metropolitan centers: Minneapolis, Chicago, and Des Moines. Upon coming of age, many have left these metropolitan centers and have spread all over the country and, in some cases, the world. This is pretty cool. It looks like we all got kicked out of the nest and, for the most part, have learned to fly!

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