The City and The Country

Thailand
October 12, 2010 11:02pm CST
Are you a creature of the city or the country? I grew up in a large city and as a result feel completely comfortable and competent in the big cites that I love. In the country I am uncomfortable and uneasy in terrain that is unfamiliar to me. Were are you most comfortable, the city or the country?
6 responses
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
31 May 11
I have always been a country girl by heart. It is so nice to grow up in a country side. When I will retire I want to come back to the country side and spend the rest of my remaining life there living in a farm. I am currently living in the suburbs where you get the best of both the rural and urban life. In suburbs you get to experience clean living with fresh air and the laid back lifestyle of a rural life. You get to personally know your neighbors. It is very conducive for a child to grow in a suburb where he can play with the other children in the neighborhood and not worry about pollution. Prices of houses are even cheaper than those offered in the city. What is good living in a suburb is that it is just near the comforts of the city. You can always experience the city life and it is always near to the best schools in the country. Plus there are more employment choices here. Basically you get the best of both worlds living in a suburb.
@urbandekay (18314)
13 Oct 10
Grew up in the woods, ran barefoot, built camps and slept out, cooked on wood-fires, built tree-houses, dug tunnels and caves, made a railway, rafts, etc. People in cities are scared, unfriendly, alienated and isolated. The city is malevolent, brooding and oppressive. The woods are beautiful, blissful and holy all the best urban
@Simon1223 (901)
• China
13 Oct 10
I was born and grew up in a metropolis, the population of which is nearly twenty million. The advantages and disadvantages of living in the city are very obvious. Here I could buy almost everything I need and enjoy various kinds of services, unless I have enough money. But at the same time I have to tolerate traffic jams and breathe polluted air. During the vacation I like to spend my time staying in the country, but I totally understand that I could not get used to the life there if living for a long time.
• China
13 Oct 10
I like the country very much.the city,especial big city,full of people,noise,traffic jam.I can't stand with those things.Although the city is better for people to do shopping,getting many services,good education,and so on.but I still want to live in country for a peaceful life.I live in city now,but i am so tired of it.
@banban (602)
• China
13 Oct 10
I was born at a small country, but now I live in a big city. Living in the city has many advantages such as you can shop at a large supermarket, there are better facilities for public, etc. I'm get used to the city life. Though a little bit inconvenient when coming back to my small hometown, it's still okay to live. You can enjoy another kind of beauty when spending your time there.
• United States
13 Oct 10
I'm a country kid. Grew up on a farm. Spent most days outside running around and playing in the forest and river. now I live in the city and miss it almost every day. I am definitely more comfortable in the country, though I get by in the city.