Grichikhina Anastasia
2 MO группа 31

CITY LIFE OR LIVING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE





The Bible says: “God made the country and man made the town”. Nowadays more and more people enjoy living in the countryside. Due to the fact, there is a controversial debate whether such a life has more advantages than disadvantages. Some people, looking for a simple existence, prefer the space and natural rhythms that the countryside offers. Consequently, they believe that it has more positive effects. The others disagree, because they are enchanted by the constant buzz of the city streets filled with endless activities and opportunities. As a result, they stay at their towns.
Country life supplies a number of advantages which cities lack. To begin with, the countryside is less polluted and the traffic is not so heavy. You are fit and you do not need to worry about your health condition, because in the country the air and water are so clean. Moreover, living in the countryside is much cheaper than it is in the city, so you may afford many other things, because the prices are lower. The other positive side is the safety. In the rural area the crime rate is much lower. There are not a lot of housebreaks and a possibility of burglary is also lower. In the countryside people keep eyes on neighbors’ estates. They always react when something strange is happening.
As for people who disagree with this point of view, they say that moving to the country is a silly mistake. The unemployment rate is much higher than in the city, that is why there is always the lack of money. So, it is impossible to provide for the family and to enjoy all delights of life. Also, there is a problem of communication. If there is no own car in the family, its members will definitely depend on those who have it, because they will not have a chance to get to the city. What is more, it is important to mention that all the universities and colleges are concentrated in the cities. It will be a real problem to express your ability to study what you like and after graduating to find a well-paid job if you live in the country.
To sum up, the accuracy of the issue is doubtful. There are both pros and cons of living in the countryside. The choice between living in the country or in the city depends a lot on the personality and preferences of a person. However, there are and have always been people eager to move out of city despite all the difficulties involved.
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