Fun City or Country?

Hunter28

Member: Rank 3
Do you prefer the convenience of living in the city (stores, restaurants and bars nearby) or the peacefulness of living in the country (quietness, strolling in the woods and fire in your fire pit). I will take the peacefulness of country living. If I have to drive some distance to go places so be it. Its worth it to me. How about any of you?



 

Doctor Omega

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I think a rural town for me. Not too big or sprawling a metropolis, but also still connected to nature, so that greenery is within happy walking distance. As for a city, no thanks! :emoji_alien:
 

chainsaw_metal1

Member: Rank 8
I have lived in rural towns all my life. I would have loved to have lived in a city, and still would. But having kids, there's a part of me that's glad we raised them in a small community. I think there are aspects to city living that might have benefited them, but I can let them go outside or walk through town without worrying too much about them getting kidnapped or killed. Not that this sort of thing doesn't happen in rural areas, but it's less likely. And I do like fire pits.

Still, living in a city would mean being closer to more entertainment than is readily available in small towns.
 

ant-mac

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I've lived in both and I think both have their own specific strengths and weaknesses. I find when I'm living in the city, I miss the country and vice versa.

However, all things considered, I think life in the city just manages to edge out life in the country, but simply for the overall convenience of city living. However, that's just my opinion.
 

Hunter28

Member: Rank 3
I've lived in both and I think both have their own specific strengths and weaknesses. I find when I'm living in the city, I miss the country and vice versa.

However, all things considered, I think life in the city just manages to edge out life in the country, but simply for the overall convenience of city living. However, that's just my opinion.
I can understand that but like I said If I have to drive some distance to go places so be it. Its worth it to me.

 

ant-mac

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I'm a suburban guy myself. Close enough to the city for the convenience without being overloaded by too many people and far enough out that getting out to some nice quiet rural space isn't a challenge.
That pretty much sums up my approach to city living.

I want the advantages and convenience, without too many of the hassles.
 

ant-mac

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I will give up some conveniences for fresh air, little noise and a fire in my fire pit. Plus I am within walking distance to hunt and fish or just go walking in the woods.

I like going for the odd walk in the woods, but I don't hunt, I don't fish and I prefer an electrical or gas heater to fire. Fire produces too much smoke, which can damage or interfere with the operation of my electronic appliances, such as the TV, PS4, DVR, laptop and so forth. I also injured myself when I was 17 years-old, chopping wood for mum's wood fire. It has been a lifelong injury that has steadily become more debilitating over the decades. I am now 49.

However, in principle, I have nothing against fresh air. :emoji_wink:
 

Hunter28

Member: Rank 3
I like going for the odd walk in the woods, but I don't hunt, I don't fish and I prefer an electrical or gas heater to fire. Fire produces too much smoke, which can damage or interfere with the operation of my electronic appliances, such as the TV, PS4, DVR, laptop and so forth. I also injured myself when I was 17 years-old, chopping wood for mum's wood fire. It has been a lifelong injury that has steadily become more debilitating over the decades. I am now 49.

However, in principle, I have nothing against fresh air. :emoji_wink:
Sorry to hear about your injury. I was talking about a fire pit out in my back yard a good distance from my house. Like the one below.

 

ant-mac

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That is the major downside to city (or even suburban) living. Too many people. And by too many, I mean more than me.
I totally agree.

Obviously, in the past, I have come into contact with people from time to time...

It's just that I'd always assumed they were a figment of my imagination. :emoji_confused:
 

Gavin

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I totally agree.

Obviously, in the past, I have come into contact with people from time to time...

It's just that I'd always assumed they were a figment of my imagination. :emoji_confused:
People are OK. As long as you don't need to talk to them or see them. The internet is a wonderful place where you can do pretty much everything without having to be face to face with people.
 

Hunter28

Member: Rank 3
People are OK. As long as you don't need to talk to them or see them. The internet is a wonderful place where you can do pretty much everything without having to be face to face with people.
Sounds to me you have Social Anxiety Disorder.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=17&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwijjuSnoenWAhUC-J8KHdtgATsQFgh7MBA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fadaa.org%2Funderstanding-anxiety%2Fsocial-anxiety-disorder&usg=AOvVaw0zJOwWszwLQqrqFs3QfBZT
Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. You could say social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being negatively judged and evaluated by other people. It is a pervasive disorder and causes anxiety and fear in most all areas of a person's life.
 

chainsaw_metal1

Member: Rank 8
You're most likely safe, mate. I deal with the public daily at work, and let's just say, I constantly think of Hitchcock's Rope. Some people should just be taken care of.

(I do say that mostly in jest, but there are some...)
 
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