how many of you are living in a area where lights are at nearly every corner?
personally i feel that the area i'm in now (in fact, the whole country, save for the various nature reserves and destinated areas) is overlit.
so much so that i think the life of native species of birds are affected.
but can't help it, i guess. the lights are there so that anyone would "feel" safe, should they were outside late after midnight. though i would say this thought is pretty misguided, as even in broad daylight there will be people insane enough to attack random stranger.
also, thanks to the lights (and the pollution it contributed to the sky), most of us don't get to see the stars, unless we travel to specific places.