Socrates, almost 2,500 years ago:

Men of Athens, I honor and love you; but I shall obey God rather than you, and while I have life and strength I shall never cease from the practice and teaching of philosophy, exhorting any one whom I meet and saying to him after my manner: “My very good sir, you are a citizen of Athens, a city which is the greatest and most renowned for wisdom and power. Aren’t you ashamed to care about money, and how to make as much as possible, and about reputation and public recognition, whereas for wisdom and truth, and making your soul as good as it can possibly be, you do not care, and give no thought to these things at all?”

Change ‘Athens’ for ‘New York City’, or ‘Washington D.C.’, or…