Advantages and disadvantages of living in the country and in the city


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Advantages and disadvantages of living in the country and in the city

  1. 1. Advantages and disadvantages of living in the country and in the city.There is a tendency in the modern society to abandon the country and to migrate to the city.More and more people, especially young and well educated, decide to live in large metropolisesrather than in small towns or villages. The main factor that influences their decision isunemployment problem which is very acute in the country. The city offers many opportunitiesto young people. First of all, they can attend there the best universities and use the best learningresources which will allow them to develop their knowledge and skills. Good educationalbackground increases their chances to find employment in good companies which will offerthem lucrative posts. People who are ambitious and want to be successful and pursue theircareers find in the city many possibilities to realize their potential and to gain the bestprofessional experience. Besides, large modern metropolises provide their inhabitants withlimitless sources of entertainment. Young people can socialize in cafes, pubs, clubs or discos ortake part in various cultural events, like for example concerts, art exhibitions or spectacles in thetheatre. Moreover, they can enjoy shopping in large shopping centres or department stores. Allthese charms and attractions of the city are appealing to young people, however when they starttheir own families they usually start missing peacefulness and tranquillity of country life. Asthey become older, people are tired with the hectic and stressful city life and often decide tomove outside the city. However, country life, although more quiet and peaceful, has alsodisadvantages.One of the drawbacks of living in the country is poor quality of education in schools there.Country schools usually do not have good facilities like for example gyms or computer rooms.Besides, students have often problems with finding studying materials as the access to theInternet still is not widespread there. Moreover, children develop their natural talents since theycannot attend any additional lessons or courses.The most serious problem of living in the country is the problem with finding a job. There areno companies or factories that would offer people employment. Therefore most dwellers of thecountry are farmers who have to work very hard in the fields to earn their living. Those who arelucky enough, find work in nearby towns but then there is a problem with commuting as thecommunication network is not developed well in the country.Another bad side of country life is lack of entertainment. There are no cafes or cinemas wherepeople could spend their free time and socialize with their friends.Obviously, living in the country also has many advantages. First of all, countryside is notpolluted therefore you can breath there fresh air. Besides, there is hardly any road traffic thusyou can enjoy silence in the country. You can also relax and go for a nice walk in the forest orin the meadows. What is more important, in the country people can grow their own fruit andvegetables which are healthier than those you can buy in the greengrocers in the city.Another advantage of country life is the fact that it is safer than life in a metropolis. In smalltowns or villages, crime rate is usually very low and people do not need to be afraid of havingtheir house broken into or of being attacked and robbed in the street.In addition, it seems that in the country the relationship between people are more genuine aspeople are more friendly and open there.All things considering, it is obvious that both country and city life have their advantages anddisadvantages. Some people find metropolises more exciting and appealing than small townsbut others prefer beauty and tranquillity of the countryside. The choice whether to live dependson every persons character and preferences.