The cry that Berlin is “over,” made by countless news sources this year bemoaning that the city once known for cheap rents and underground parties has grown unaffordable and boring. This proclamation might have led Berliners to start defending the city’s honor. Instead, the multicultural mix of Germans and expats who have shaped Berlin's diverse landscape in the 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell have been too busy reveling in the city's thriving art, music, foodie, and tech scene to care. Some may be lamenting this new era, but others are embracing it. Exactly 25 years after the wall came down, there’s nothing "over" about Berlin; rather, it's a city of innumerable new beginnings. For GOOD Magazine, I wrote about Berlin as part of the GOOD Cities Index, with Berlin ranked #15 out of the 50 Most Inspiring Cities in the World.