To explain; the problem is, when people start off saying " I've lived here my whole life " , that is to tell the rest of us that they know best! Unfortunately that is often not the case. Living here longest does not give you an ingrained knowledge of the environment, nor does it mean you care more about it. What the statement does do, intentional or not, is to say to others....No debate, I know best! That is my concern over the ' been here longest' attitude! It is the same everywhere.