Life in the city is often measured by material acquisitions driven by stressful, high paced work. No one stops to smell the roses, so to speak. Everyone is always hustling and bustling where they need to go and later complaining about all the stress in their day and that there’s no where or no time to go and relax. In the country, life moves at a slower pace with an emphasis on life and family values. The home is the center with life revolving around it rather than from it as in many city homes. Community involvement is a key factor in country living a concept lost in most city communities. Country communities are the best place to live and relax.
In the city, life moves at a fast pace. Early fast paced mornings, quick breakfasts or cup of coffee, and out the door to work. Frustrating, congested commutes to and from the work place. Stressful working conditions with people that we never take time to get to know. Throughout the day moving from one place to another, talking on the phone, using a computer for hours on end, make the day drag on. Little to no physical activity plays a part in the city lifestyle leading to a sedentary work regime that leads to increased stress. Relaxation if any is in the evening, in front of the television, with a drink and little to no conversation that is meaningful. Life in the city moves so fast at time there is no time to stop and smell the roses.
Life in the country moves at a slower pace giving more time for families and family values. Mornings are early but with the family involved, breakfast is the start of the new day with discussion about the day’s events to be tackled and learned. The days work is hard but more fulfilling, still centered on the family with the family often working together. At the end of the day relaxation comes with family and talk of the day’s trials and tribulations around the dinner table. Games and family interaction keep the family unit tight