The Charms of City Life
The charms of city life which attract people from all directions and from all walks of life are many and various. God made the country and man made the town. Town or city life has both advantages of life disadvantages as the country life has. With the advancement of science and technology, the life of man has become more comfortable and easier. Life in big cities has its own comforts which people living in small towns cannot enjoy. But before the inventions of science, to pass his daily life with numerous problems. His life was then hard and difficult. He had had to face various natural calamities helplessly. But science has invented many weapons and has instruments by which man can overcome the hurdles offered by nature. The first and foremost of these charms is its communication facilities. Moreover, man invented so many types of equipment to make his life easy and comfortable. In the city life, the ake his life easy and comfort equipment of modem inventions are easily available.
Amenities for recreation and entertainment are easily available in city life. On the social side, there are theatres, cinemas, lectures, and entertainments of all kinds. Even the poorest man can take part in the entertainment which a large city offers. Cinema, theatres, and different cultural organizations offer a wider scope of recreation in the city. All kinds of things are easily available in the city. There are big shops and stores where we can get things, from a pin to an elephant. Village life cannot afford all these. A city dweller may easily visit cultural centers, clubs, libraries. These centers contribute much to the development of a city dweller. Moreover, there are parks, zoos, playgrounds, stadiums, swimming pools, museums, art galleries in the city and they give us many recreational facilities for mental and intellectual development.
Education in all branches of knowledge is also available in the city. All kinds of educational facilities from the primary stage to Post Graduate stage may be had in the city. Facilities of education from primary level to university level are available in the city. City dwellers enjoy greater medical facilities. Things brought from the ends of the earth are available in one place. There are big hospitals and clinics which are equipped with the latest medical facilities. Medical colleges, well-equipped hospitals, and clinics provide services for the treatment of complex diseases. Specialized doctors and hospitals are centered in the city.
Modern trade and commerce are run in the city especially the import and export of goods, industrial products are possible only in the city. Besides all these, the administrative offices are located in the towns. Despite all the advantages of city life, there are many disadvantages to city life. The life of a model man in a modem city becomes very fast, monotonous, and mechanical. He has to lead a very fast life and he has no “time to stand and stare”. One may easily avail oneself of these facilities according to one’s inclination and choice.
A city dweller is detached from nature and leads an artificial life. He loses emotion and fellow feeling. He loses sympathy for the suffering of the working people. Tension, anxiety, loneliness are the companions of a city dweller. He cannot enjoy the peace, tranquillity, and freshness of nature. People intolerant of village politics and tired of unending quarrels, treacheries, and the like find in the city a place of relief. Along with the expansion of cities, extended families are being extinct and nuclear families are coming into existence. Agriculture is being neglected and food production is being reduced. As a result, the food problem is becoming acuter.
The availability of services in the city attracts the service-seeking educated people to it. We may speak in favor of the country’life for natural beauties and other things of nature but in spite of that people still hanker after the amenities, comforts and luxuries and similar other charms of city life. City life, though artificial, is yet the attraction of almost all people. We preach in favor of country life bu,t in practice we like to stay in cities in spite of numerous problems and hardship. As the city is the main seat of administration, people of the legal profession and litigants flock here.