I would never live in such a place..

@Cutie18f (9564)
Philippines
January 15, 2013 7:36am CST
I met a long-time friend and classmate and exchanged some updates about our lives now. I learned that she is now living in a place which sounds like a mountain to me, far from civilization. It has no cable TV connections and no internet connections as well. She said she had been trying to have cable TV and internet but all her attempts failed. These services don't reach her place. So she said she has no way of knowing what is happening around the world, or even in our own community. This made me think. I am just renting the place where I am staying, but I would never live in such a place even if it were given to me for free. It sounds like a scary place to me. Do you think the same way?
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@robspeakman (1707)
15 Jan 13
It sounds like bliss... Have you seen the crap that is on TV? - I wouldn't miss it - I would spend my time reading books, real books made of paper and not the stupid Ebooks that nobody really needs - we only buy them because we are told to. I would miss the internet though - I would have to figure that one out though
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
15 Jan 13
I am sure you wouldn't want to be really in that place Robs.
15 Jan 13
Yes Cutie - It sounds wonderful. As I get older I like the peace and quiet more and more
@prashu228 (18670)
• India
16 Jan 13
I am not old but still i like the peace and quiet more and more..my friends call me i am old . i really wonder how can this be if i like peace does that mean i am old?
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan 13
Part of it would appeal to me, that is living away from people, because I am a private, solitary person, who prefers his own company and independence, but not having cable tv or the internet would definitely put me off, that is the main way I communicate and my only link to the outside world, and what about the gym LOL. Now, that just won't do.
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
6 Feb 13
In that kind of place Wolfie, gym would be fetching water some kilometers away, chopping wood for fire, carrying pieces of wood and other heavy stuff, walking many miles for food.
@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
20 Jan 13
It sounds delightful. If I could have water and light and if I could cook and be warm in winter and cool in summer...even with a fire to be warm and a fan to be cool...I could be happy. I'm OK on my own but I do have a few friends here and there. I could not handle being totally isolated but I could do without a lot of mod cons.
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@Pegasus72 (1904)
16 Jan 13
For some who want to get a way from it all it would like a vacation. There are still people out there who do not have tv, telephone, and the like, while they continue to do survive and thrive. What the media says we should have and what we decide to have is our choice not others. Now that she lives in the mountains sooner or later they will bring service to her area, it just might be that there are not enough houses in the area for the companies to spend the money to put the services there, there would have to be more people living there, or someone wealthy who wants the services for them to be put in. We have been cable free, or as we say tv free, but we do have dvd's, netflix, and the internet, we don't have cell phone, we only have a landline, we survive just fine.
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@Janurmas (636)
• Indonesia
16 Jan 13
Yes, I agree with you. I think it is a very quiet place to live. I prefer to live in a place that I can easily socializing. It would be a boring place where we cannot watch TV, and surfing the internet. I don't want to live in a place like that.
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@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
16 Jan 13
I think I will survive if I am in your friend's shoe. Sometimes, I want to stay in very peaceful place. Peaceful in the sense that there is no technology and communication involve like television, computers, internet and cell phones. I want to feel for the mean time how my day goes by without the spirit of advancement just a pure spending time with the environment. Sounds weird but I want that to happened.
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@else22 (4319)
• India
16 Jan 13
You may be surprised to know that I can live in such a place.This is because I have got fed of living in over croweded cities surrounded by electronic gadgets like tv,computer etc etc.I do have a long cherished desire to live in a place that is free of all such things and peaceful.It is these places where I can live my life to the fullest.The only condition is,I would like to have my books with me.If I have my books,I don't need any other thing to live a peaceful,happy life.Being a wildlife lover,I like to live in villages situated at foothills or adjascent to dense jungles.
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@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Jan 13
Anywhere in the Philippines can be reach by cable TV. Through satellite, it's possible to be connected to the world. Internet? I believe not all areas but if you have an android phone you can now access the internet anywhere as long as have mobile network signal. Selective areas now in the Philippines don't have signal from Smart or Globe.
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@iva75cpb (729)
• Bulgaria
15 Jan 13
I couldn't live without these important technical stuff either. Of course I remember the times when there were no cell phones and cable TV, and we could only dream of internet, but in those days when I didn't know what they were, I couldn't have missed them. But know, when I know how comfortable they are, how important is to have them and what a big part of my life they are, I can't imagine myself living isolated without any of them.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
15 Jan 13
Same thing here, Iva. It's unimaginable.
@iva75cpb (729)
• Bulgaria
15 Jan 13
Yes, and every time my internet connection gets cut off for some reason, I feel like I'm blind, literally. I am so used to it that sometimes I find it very hard to do any other things, not involving surfing or working on the net...
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
16 Jan 13
That is so understandable Iva.
@spicymary (558)
• Romania
15 Jan 13
I would like to live like this, but only for a few months and with my boyfriend. I could also do it alone, but I would need more information about the place to decide. If there is a nice community around, if people use to meet there etc. I couldn't change so drastically my way of living forever. But for some months, it will be an unusual experience that will help me to know myself better and to improve my knowledge in quality, not just in quantity. I would like to read, write and try to know the people around. I would have enough time to think and relax. And also exploring the nature, improving my body shape, learn about the ecosystem. It would be like time traveling, understanding how people lived years ago.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
15 Jan 13
Really? Do you think you can live even for a month devoid of everything except your boyfriend?
• Romania
15 Jan 13
Of course not, but it's not about everything. I wouldn't have technology but like I said, I could: read, write, cook, walk, exercize, socialize with the local community, bird-watch, make photos. There are still a lot of things you can do there, and a lot of things you can bring.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
15 Jan 13
In this era TV & and internet have become essentials of human beings. Because of these you not only get entertainment but you can update your knowledge. Therefore I am with you.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
15 Jan 13
I wonder how she is able to live there. She teaches in the city but goes home to that place after school. How sad.
@prashu228 (18670)
• India
16 Jan 13
there may be some reason why she choose ti live in the place which is far from all facilities.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
20 Jan 13
She no longer has to pay rent, that's one.
@MaylaJay (350)
15 Jan 13
I would love a place like that. I love being out with no civilization and worries of the world. It sounds nice to me.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
6 Feb 13
It is a very isolated place and anything could happen there.
• Philippines
15 Jan 13
Hello Cutie18f, Nothing last's forever and one day we would live to a life with out dependance on tv and internet entertainment. i think having cable and internet makes you addicted and lured to much to them. when i lost my internet i tend to go outside and do other things. but when i have internet, i could sleep around late in the morning. it's not scary it's a matter of getting used to.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
6 Feb 13
Hi Letran! Yeah, maybe hard at first but we can surely get adjusted to it after a time.
@prashu228 (18670)
• India
15 Jan 13
Hi cutie18f I wonder are there still places like that in this modern world where a small village knows what internet is.what is the name of the place your old friend staying? I am really shocked after reading this.I don't even look that side if they give it for free also,It is better to pay high rent and live where i can have contact with all my friends ,knowing what is going on all around the world.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
Yes, there are so many in our place Prashu.
• United States
15 Jan 13
My hubby and I lived in a place like that for several years. He's from the country so he really enjoyed it. It took me some time to adjust. It was interesting to live like that. You have much more time to be with each other and it was really good for our relationship. At times I now miss it. There is too many distractions around us now. The comute for work was terrible and grocery shopping was a nightmare and when it snowed we could be stuck for a few days before we got out.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
15 Jan 13
Would you want to go back to that kind of life again, Allison?
@rosegardens (3044)
• United States
15 Jan 13
For thousands of years people lived without cable tv and survived quite well. I myself am not the rustic type of person and would not like being cut off from civilization for such long periods like your friend is, but there are some people who prefer that lifestyle. No one will die without internet or television. Hopefully your friend has a phone at least to be able to keep in contact with others. She can also attend the city council meetings or whatever type meetings you have there to know what is going on in her community. That type of lifestyle encourages people to mingle amongst one another.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
15 Jan 13
She does mingle with people everyday because she goes down to the city to teach. She is a teacher, she attends meetings, etc., but after school she goes home to that place, so far away.
@ulan12rc (223)
• Qatar
15 Jan 13
Oh my gosh! Sounds like living in the past life, how can I survive in a place without all the high technology that the world is offering now. I just hope that it will never happen to me because I don't know how and what will I do if ever. I'm living in the city all my life and just imagining things like that makes me so sad even though I understand some people living in that place can survive but I cannot compare myself to them, we are different individual living in different life style.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
15 Jan 13
Right. Just imagine not being able to do Mylot and everything, not seeing any shows on TV, it's like total darkness to me.
• United States
6 Feb 13
Sorry, I can't agree. The day I stop having a television, internet and a phone living that way is my dream retirement. We don't need all of that to survive. We all have our thoughts about what we can't live without. It's not the end of the world if television and the internet are no longer a resource. To me it's just a perk.
• Canada
22 Jan 13
My mother can not get cable TV where she lives (out in the country), so she has a satelite dish set up. She also does not have the internet out there, and will never have it out there because she is not the least bit interested. We also have some religious members of our family who are very conservative and don't have TV's, or radiows etc, in their houses. The only things thay ave are electric lights, running water, and telephones. I could never live that ay, but if they can, that's great for them.
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
16 Jan 13
If she likes it, then she may think it is a real nice place. Some people really like living in the wilderness. I have relatives who live in a cabin outside of a small town, but then, they do have internet and cable. But sometimes, the electricity is down and they are really isolated. But they like it, living on 20 acres of land, in the middle of no where. It would drive me crazy but they like being so isolated. Sometimes, they have bears that come onto their porch. They just think that is a hoot but that would really scare me. To each their own is what I say.