City Life vs. Country Life

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City Life Versus Country Life Born and raised a city boy, I often wonder how different my life would be had I been raised in the country. Imagine having to choose to reside in one place for the rest of your life. Which would you opt for? Some people would argue that the hyperactive lifestyle that a big city has to offer has more benefits. However, others would contend that the calm and peaceful environment of the countryside is much more rewarding. Several people move from the city to a farm to get away from the hustle and bustle. Likewise, farmers have traded in their tractors and animals to live a fast paced city life. Of course, not all large cities are the same nor are all of the places in the country identical. Realizing …show more content…
People who live in the city are like bees. They are precipitous and bustling. Because a vast majority of Americans pack themselves into our major cities, there are a lot more activities in the city: shopping malls and restaurants galore, thrift stores, libraries, and concert venues, just to name a few. Obviously, to get the most out of city life, you need to be able to afford it. Living in a large city is often more expensive and it is not always easy to afford to do everything that is available. But, because there is always something to do in the city, traffic can be grueling. Higher traffic volumes lead to noise and air pollution as well as an irate and eminently tense population. Crowds and traffic stimulates an angry, less friendly, persona. As a result of greater demand of city dwellers, housing is more expensive. Not only is housing more costly, but the space between neighbors is minimal in the city. I have seen houses in the city so close together that it looks like you could shake hands with your neighbor through the bedroom windows. You may think that having closer neighbors may have some benefits, but most city dwellers don’t even know their neighbor’s name. Meanwhile, life in the country differs greatly from life in the city. Country nights are quiet and the expansive sky bounteous with brilliant stars that seem brighter than those in the city. The clean, evening air is permeated with the
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