Country Life vs. City Life
The stimulation of crowds and traffic generate energy that challenges the human spirit.Perhaps this is why the city dwellers seem angry, stressed and unfriendly people.Although, the quietness of the country has appealed to the minds of lots of people.
The countryman or woman is usually represented as calm, relaxed and friendly. Health, education, transportation are three major concerns that many consider. In a city, pollution surrounds you wherever you step whether on the streets of a busy financial district or on the lawn of a large park. Pollution could possibly cause health problems later in life.
In the country, pollution is scarce. Fresh air, rolling green hills, a few pieces of litter here and there but pretty much everything is clean, you can see the stars. Living in the country is a wonderful experience for a young family to grow on and see what life is really made of. Life in the city is challenging. Yes, there are large number of activities. Shopping is convenient and the presence of public transportation reduces the demand for private transportation and the accompanying expenses. For example, lots of cities have transits to take elderly, disabled or those who don’t drive to were they need to go.
City life provides all the advantages of being only minutes away from the grocery store, banks, and gas stations. But the city life carries a heavy price. Housing and food are expensive when you live in a small town, the hometown grocery stores usually have prices higher than your regular grocery store such as HEB and Wal-mart. Services, such as transportation, are expensive. Worst of all, the most expensive component of life in the city is the toll it takes on your body through stress. Stress is present with every waking moment in the city. The crowds, traffic, tight work schedules never let up.
The air is not healthy. The poisons of thousands of vehicles overwhelm what little green life remains to clean the air. Crime is high in most cities. The odds of becoming a victim are high even for simple trips to the local grocery or ATM. Opportunities to relax are few and short. Stress builds. Quality of life declines.. People who live in the city looks forward to a day out of the city. Movement patters have been from the city to the suburbs and later to the country. Escape becomes the order of the day. Each move to the outer boundaries of the urban environment makes life a little more peaceful.
The move to the country is the greatest move of all. Peaceful is the most concise description of the country. The night is quiet. Soft insect noises and the plaintive call of an owl rule the stillness. No heavy traffic, no sirens, no rush of the “madding crowd. ” Life is simple and calming. Food is grown locally, instead of remotely. Everyone knows your name, and has been to your house. I love to come home and see my horses and cows in my front pasture grazing, my dogs running to my car to welcome me home. My experience from living in the country for twenty one years is great.
I was and still am being taught that living in the country, you can learn a lot of different things that some city folks don’t have the advantages of doing because of living in the city. Like raising your own livestock such as cattle, pigs, chicken, and so on to help your cost of spending by going to the grocery store. For example, I love fresh eggs, my chickens lay fresh eggs every morning, I haven’t bought eggs at a grocery store in years. Just like our cows, every year we butcher about three calves, they go through the meat processor which gives my family and I plenty of hamburger meat, steaks and so on for the year.
So in conclusion I rarely by meat either. There are some disadvantages of living in the country like not being just minutes away from a store, I live about twelve minutes from town so it is a hassle when I need one little thing from the grocery store and have to drive ten miles to go get it. Another one I dislike is having family and friends who live in the city, sometimes we seem them once a week or even less. Other than that I have no other dislikes about the country life.