Pros and Cons of Country Life and City Life
Since the creation of mankind, man has started living in groups, which finally formed family or society. But with the development of civilization, man created cities. William Cowper, a famous English poet, wrote, “God made the country but man made the town.” The difference between rural life and city life is remarkable. In the village, we see the glamour of nature where God pervades. But the town is a man-made artificial thing and it cuts us off from the direct contact with nature.
Both rural life and city life have their advantages. In rural life, we see perfect peace. Rural life is very simple and easy-going. It is free from the cares and anxieties of the world. The village people are free from the troubles of the cheats and pick-pockets of the town. The fish and vegetables we get are fresh. The air we breathe is pure. We are in direct touch with nature. The people living in villages are very open-minded, honest, and peace-loving.
Pros and Cons of Country Life
- Scenery – You’ll be surrounded by miles of greenery in the countryside, as opposed to big offices in the city.
- Community Feel – Lower population in small countryside villages means more of a community feel.
- Clean Air – There’s less pollution in the countryside from fewer cars and public transport.
- Bad Reception – More often than not, the countryside has poor phone reception.
- Poor Transport Links – Public transport is not as regular the further you go into the countryside.
- Lack of Facilities – Big food shops and restaurants are usually not within walking distance in the country.
On the other hand, town life has some advantages too. it provides us with all that we want. There are good roads for comfortable transport, electricity for physical comfort, good schools, colleges, madrasahs, universities, technical centers for education, good hospitals and clinics for proper medical treatment, and well-furnished shops and stores to meet all our wants. For recreation and pastime, we have clubs, libraries and show houses of various kinds. There is a good facility for trade, commerce, and industry in the town.
Pros and Cons of City Life
- Transportation – Cities always have extremely well-connected transport links, with more regular services also.
- Shopping and Restaurants – Cities usually have a more diverse cultured population, meaning the variety of food shops and restaurants is endless.
- Job Opportunities – There are significantly more opportunities for careers in the city as big companies are always setting up offices.
- No Community – Cities have huge populations, so if you live right in the center, there’ll be a lack of community feel due to big crowds of people.
- Overcrowded – Due to overpopulated cities, public transport is usually overcrowded, especially at rush hour.
- Expensive Lifestyle – The city lifestyle is notoriously more expensive than in the country.
The village has no good roads and as a result, there is no easy and good transport facility. The sanitary conditions are very poor and such is the case with medical and educational facilities because good doctors and teachers generally avoid villages on account of their disadvantages.
In respect of city life, the air is full of smoke and soot and the food we get is mostly impure and adulterated. Life in a city is very complex and difficult. People have no time to look after anybody. The town is rather nasty with its dust, waste, filth, and bad smell. Vehicles ply here and there constantly and for it, people are afflicted with sound pollution. Hijackers, cheats, and pick-pockets along with terrorists also abound in the city.
In the cities, people lead a very artificial life in big buildings. But in the villages, one can lead a simple life in the lap of nature. It is quite impossible to make a choice for one or the other. We need villages for a perfect, peaceful and care-free life while we need city life for education, culture, good transport and amusement. Hence my choice is for rural life.