city life or country life which is better?

@lowloy (316)
United States
February 22, 2010 12:10pm CST
I live in the country, but not quite a farm. I have been around the wide open and the call of the wild all of my life. I have met with nature face to face. I am wondering if their is anyone that has not experienced the opposite of where you live? If you live in the city all of your life have you experienced a camping trip or a visit with relatives that live in the rural part of your country, and vise versa. The same for you country folk, have you experienced living in the city?
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@illfavors (592)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I love living in the country. I lived in the city for over 24 years and I moved to the country and have been living here for almost two years. I won't go back to the city. I hardly even go back to visit my family. I actually want to move deeper into the country where I don't have as many neighbors that are close to me. I like the seclusion and the beauty of my land, but my neighbors are still too close to me than I would like them to be.
@lowloy (316)
• United States
23 Feb 10
This is what I think also. I think the country life is more for introverts.
@jaiho2009 (36779)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
I lived in the city most of my life,thu my family and other siblings were living in our hometown. I can't say that i like the city life,but compared to countryside life...city life is more challenging and also the life is like always in the fast lane. That is maybe what i like about city life...life is not boring but always on the go. But,when i wanted some relaxation and peace of mind..i always prefer to have a vacation back to my hometown. And,i am always doing it twice a year..and have the summer vacation with my family.
@jaiho2009 (36779)
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
thanks for the BR mark...keep mylotting
• India
23 Feb 10
both have its own perils and its own profits. but if you can try to have a blend of both aleast a little? its perfect.
@maximax8 (27060)
23 Feb 10
I have a house on the edge of a coastal town overlooking the countryside. There is a river with a path at the back at the back of my home. From the upstairs I have a view of green fields. I live just four miles from the sea. That town has a center with shops and a beach. It also has two rural beaches. The nearest city is twenty miles away. Therefore I have the best of both worlds. I enjoy living in a quiet road without any through traffic. I used to live in an old cottage in a village. It was three miles from a historic city. I used to do a lot of cycling when I lived there. The bus service was terrible. I sometimes cycled to the nearest train station which was two and a half miles away. I had green fields to walk in a short distance from my home. Broadband Internet didn't come until the year that I left which was 2005. I have stayed in cities when I have been traveling but I wouldn't want to live in a city. Cities can be busy, dirty and noisy. I like the clean, quiet and peaceful countryside. Villages can be friendly. My neighbors here are alright. They are not as friendly as village folk. In a city public transport is usually excellent.
@vlws123 (65)
• Malaysia
23 Feb 10
I prefer the city life. Country life is great but I don't think I can maintain the same lifestyle I have in the city. Occasionally going to the rural areas is nice especially with the fresh air and all the greens we can observe.
@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Feb 10
As far as I am concenred, I think I like to live in the city so much. For the city is convenient to us all. It provides jobs more. It has a lot of traffic. A lot of chances will given in the city. For the countryside is also good .It can provides us a very quiet place to live.Then the pollution there is not so bad. So we can keep a very health there.
@aditya149 (292)
• Sweden
23 Feb 10
I prefer Countryl ife..as i am mugged up with this city life....i hate dis kinda pollution, mechanical life..i dream of having a farm house with pleasant breeze, cool weather, a lake infront of my house...anyway any how, Internet is needed for me obviously...
• India
23 Feb 10
I thing both city as well as country life is better. But i think country life is better because we can see as well as experience the nature. And by looking at this our mind as well as our soul refreshes. And to live a better life it is very important.
@gracie04 (4556)
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
I was born and raised in the city and i have already adapted the culture and environment.. I so love the city life though it's kind of intricate.. i love going to gigantic shopping malls, cozy bar and restaurants, 5-star hotels, etc... i haven't tried staying in the province for a long time.. prolly, first few days will be filled with so much fun but after excitement's gone, i'll just go back to my real world and enjoy my life with my family and friends....
• India
23 Feb 10
Everyone has its own charm and essence of place either you stay in the city or an open area. I have been staying in the city for the last 20 yrs and i felt comfort in it. In the city everything is easily accessibrl to me there and and i have not to take too much burden to find new things, If we talk about rural areas there we were very close to the nature the feeling fresh air give you a deep freshness to your body.
@zzyw87 (1264)
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
I tried living in the city and also in the countryside. I prefer living in the city. No offense, but I find life in the country boring. It seems as if time passes so slowly in the countryside. I only go to the countryside around two to three days in a month. I guess it is because there are more activities in the city. There's always something to pass time in the city.
• New Zealand
23 Feb 10
City life FTW. The city is where everything happens. It's where the money is :) Where as the country is just ...nothing :0 Oh and I do intend to offend( hey that rhymes, LOL).
@jbaunillo (259)
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
i think i would choose the city life. i love the feeling of fast-paced life. unlike in the country which is more relaxed.
@magnel (2264)
• India
23 Feb 10
I live in the city, but I often visit the country side. This is because I want to have the best of both worlds. Both has their own pros and cons, so I would say both are better in their own ways.
@lovagepp (18)
• China
23 Feb 10
They are different in mang parts ,but country life is better to me.
@Haribol (81)
• India
23 Feb 10
I love country life because life and health will be good i feel comfortable in country life,environment will be much better.
@youless (65284)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Feb 10
If you are young, I think it is better to live in the city because everything will be much more convenient. If you are retired, I think it is better to live in the country because the relaxing healthy lifestyle and environment will be beneficial for you. I live in the city as I have to work. If one day I am rich, then I will consider to live in the country to enjoy good life. I love China
• United States
23 Feb 10
I have lived in both types of places, but I have spend most of the time living in big cities, and I really like more the life in big cities, the first reason is because even when it is more expensive there are more facilities and services like better education, hospitals, transportation, more educational and cultural facilities as museums and theaters, and also in big cities are more diverse, more people of different cultures and backgrounds and I think that make the society more rich. Some people think that children should grow up in suburbs, but in my opinion cities are better to raise kids because of all those benefits, and children grow up more exposed to different types of people, what made them be more tolerant when they grow up as an adults.
• Estonia
22 Feb 10
Just like you, I have lived in the countryside, but it wasn't very distant and desolated area. I've also experienced living in a city for a year or so. Comparing these two periods I can say that living in the country is definitely better, than life in city. It's just more calm and more safe there. And it's close to the nature.
@freeboy90 (459)
• Italy
22 Feb 10
I personally prefer city life at the moment, and I think it is normal, most young people prefer city like where they can find almost any service, play sport and places to hang out with friends, but growing old those needs are replaced with the need of some quiet and relaxing place that's why older people might like and ejoy farm life more. I like luckly in a place where we have everything very close, countryside, cities and seaside, so we can go there whenever we feel like going to a nice trip on the countryside for some contact with the nature or enjoy a sunny day at the beach and go back to the city when you need to.