Why I Moved to the Countryside

I cannot deny that the city has a lot of things that makes life convenient, but what do you exchange for that convenience, and when all that no longer matters should you move to a more rural area? For the most of the earlier years in my life I’ve lived in the city, everything the city provided was something that I thought to be normal, both the good and the bad. But as time passed by I traveled more and discovered that some of the things I thought were just normal part of daily life was not.

In the city, it’s just loud most of the time, the only time you have a bit of silence is during the night. Sure you could definitely just lock yourself in a room with the windows closed and you get a bit of quiet, but that completely depend on your neighbors, and not to mention that is not really the peace and quiet I am after. When I visited a relative at the countryside, I found the peace that I wanted, that feeling of just walking during a nice day and only hearing the rustling of the trees and the wind blowing through. That was something you can hardly ever find in the city.

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Of course you can avoid the noise of the city by moving to the suburbs, but that just brings us to another problem you face in the city. When you need to get in the city, or even when you are in the city, you need to take account your travel time along with the time it takes to get through traffic. The traffic in the city eats up little chunks of your time in a good day, and on a bad day you’re better off just walking. This is hardly ever a problem in rural areas, you might argue though that places are far from each other, like your farm or cabin to the store at town, but since traffic is almost none existent, everything is just a few minutes’ drive away.

One thing that occurs more in cities is crime, of course there are also bad people in the countryside, but unlike in the city you can take it easy and not worry too much about things like getting robbed or broken into, in some rural areas, there are so few people that everyone knows each other, with a community like that the worst crimes that could happen are a few kids doing some pranks. It is important to be always cautious and vigilant, but personally I think that the fear of criminals as a norm is just not living a good life.

These and a few more hassles that city living has made me decide to move to a more rural place to live in, if I ever need to go to the city and have a little fun that only the city could provide then I will go on a vacation there, but when it comes to living my daily life, I prefer the relaxed, quiet, and safe life that the countryside provides.