Over the years, I have had the opportunity to life in several major cities. I have also had the opportunity to live in the countryside, you know, in the rural areas. I have come to the conclusion that rustic life is better than urban life. I back that assertion (to the effect that the rustic life is better than urban life) with several reasons.
Firstly, rustic life tends to have fewer pressures, compared to urban life. The people who live in the bigger cities have to deal with traffic jams. They also have to live with the pressures that come with living in high-rise apartments. Further, they have to deal with tight schedules, noise and lots of other unpleasant things. Come to think of it, it is the stress-free existence in a rural setting that has enable me to concentrate on my passion for poetry. – which was always hard when I lived in the major cities.
Secondly, the people in the rural areas tend to be much friendlier than the people in urban areas. This is actually why it is possible for people in the major cities to end up being ‘lonely’ — in spite of the sea of humanity around them.
Thirdly, security tends to be better in the rural areas, compared to the urban areas. When I lived in major cities, I observed that almost all streets had gangs that considered them to be their fiefdoms, you know, their turfs. I don’t see that in the rural areas, thankfully.
Of course, the rustic life does also have its drawbacks. For one, there are fewer economic opportunities in the rural areas. Bigger companies (which are also the major employers) tend to only have operations in the urban areas: meaning that getting a proper job in a rural area is a tall order. Communication also used to be difficult in the rural areas. But that has changed, with the advent of the Internet era. Thanks to satellite-based Internet, it is possible for a person is in a very remote place to, say, access the Att.net login page, which is to be found at www.sbcglobal.net, (that is, going by the description provided at the Emailaccounts website). The person in question can then proceed to log into his or her email account there. And having done so, they get a chance to communicate, free of charge, with anybody in any part of the world. There is also the possibility of VOIP telephony and other technologies through which people in the remote parts can maintain contact with the rest of the world.