Country or Urban Living?

March 14, 2007 1:55pm CST
For half of my life, I lived in the country. Lots fields, cows, horses, chickens, etc. As a child, I hated being from "the country". I hated that everybody knew everybody. Plus, I would always complain "There's nothing to do!!" and "There's nothing here!!" When I finally moved to the city, I was thrilled. I could walk anywhere I needed to go, all my friends were nearby and I liked that not everybody knew who I was. Now, as an adult, I find myself reminissing about the things I remember from living in the country. Now, the city seems to be too busy, too crowded and too dirty. So, which do you folks think is better - country or city living? Where do you think it is better to raise children? Are we losing some of our past knowledge because of people leaving country life? Do you think city living impacts our outlook on life? Let me know your thoughts!!
1 response
• United States
14 Mar 07
Well I love the counry because I love riding horses, and I love all the farm animals, even though i've never lived on a farm. And I think I might like living in a place where everyone knows everybody because people seem friendlier. But i also do like have a lot of places too go, but Im not sure I'd be that bored in a country environment b/c I like to do a lot of artistic stuff...drawing and writing. if i had a computer/tv/and radio I'd b set lol
• Canada
15 Mar 07
Well, I must say that now, I miss the people knowing who I am. For instance, I went into the bank to cash a cheque from my mom. The teller wouldn't cash it for me, saying she needed to "hold it for 5 days". I was shocked! That would never have happened in the small town I grew up in - everybody knew my mom. The one thing I miss most, though, is the night sky - you can't see a thing here in the city...I really really miss that. Something that I've found out about people in the city....they can't tell the difference between a cucumber and a zucinni, lol.
• United States
12 Apr 07
lol yeah! The people in cities usualyl arent as friendly and they are very pushy. When i visit my grandma in Montana the people there are always smiling and friendly.
• Canada
13 Apr 07
Yes, it's pretty much the same here. I've found recently, though, I've really started to get to know a few in my surrounding community by volunteering and such. It's good to be able to say "hello" to people as they walk by.