Abandoning the city in an emergency might be the smart thing to do, but it doesn't necessarily feel good.
ah, that left melancholia; and (the only?) left rationale. but, thank you for the resources left behind. our city, a vulnerable creature that it is, waves with both arms, and already shows that either most have some place to hide, or that many (beyond 1 %) have other options, like tend to a French Garden. and then it also rather clearly shows a panoply of those who may have no options but to remain its selfless inhabitants; or would not take some.