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Thread: City life vs Town life vs Country life

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    All things considered, which do you prefer and why?

    City-life: fast, furious, fun. Lots of things to do. Lots of people to meet. Endless hustle and bustle. However a probable downside is that it can be noisy, polluted, stressful, unhealthy, and hard to find peace.

    Town-life: a balance of city and country life. Not too many things to do. Manageable place. Cheaper than a city.

    Country-life: healthy, quiet living. Very peaceful. Natural views which can be more fulfilling than the sight of skyscrapers and buildings. But very slow, hardly anything to do (unless you have good transport access to a buzzing place nearby), and can be quite expensive sometimes.
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    As far am I am concerned its either:

    City Life
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    Country Life/Town life
    there is no in between

    I don't agree with comparing city life to Unhealthy, if you are a new yorker you walk everywhere, I ate bologna sandwiches as a kid and I am certainly not fat, I ve lived in NYC my whole life and I dont have asthma...so there goe's that one.
    In Manhattan you are by far safer than if you lived in the outer borough's, and its generally cleaner.
    Growing up in NYC I took 4 buses to my highschool so if you live in the city you are less likely to sit on your ass.

    Country life as I see it boring. I see it if your a kid you have to have someone drive you everywhere. Look you can take cheap public transportation to JFK from anywhere in the city or Long Island.
    And if you live in the city and visit the country you have to worry about the hillbillies in that movie Deliverance...poor Ned Beaty poor Ned

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    Life expectancy in NYC is also higher than average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFivePoints View Post
    As far am I am concerned its either:

    City Life
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    Country Life/Town life
    there is no in between

    I don't agree with comparing city life to Unhealthy, if you are a new yorker you walk everywhere, I ate bologna sandwiches as a kid and I am certainly not fat, I ve lived in NYC my whole life and I dont have asthma...so there goe's that one.
    In Manhattan you are by far safer than if you lived in the outer borough's, and its generally cleaner.
    Growing up in NYC I took 4 buses to my highschool so if you live in the city you are less likely to sit on your ass.

    Country life as I see it boring. I see it if your a kid you have to have someone drive you everywhere. Look you can take cheap public transportation to JFK from anywhere in the city or Long Island.
    And if you live in the city and visit the country you have to worry about the hillbillies in that movie Deliverance...poor Ned Beaty poor Ned
    Umm, trust me, there is a between. Country life means, on a county road with a house in the middle of nowhere. Town life means a small town, but not as big as a city.

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    If your not from NYC.........that's all we know city or country.
    I ve seen people who come to this city from the country or town life as you say........and I dont care where they come from, they are usually in awe of city life, the fast pace of life is matched nowhere else

    There is nothing like living in a large metroplis

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFivePoints View Post
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    If your not from NYC.........that's all we know city or country.
    I ve seen people who come to this city from the country or town life as you say........and I dont care where they come from, they are usually in awe of city life, the fast pace of life is matched nowhere else

    There is nothing like living in a large metroplis
    trust me, I know, ive lived in one my whole life too. So new yorkers don't take trips upstate or take hikes in the Adirondacks? Hmm, take a trip to Massachusetts, visit Hartford, that's town life, then there is the country, miles and miles of nothing but cornfields. That is what the poster means by town/country life.

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    Hartford is a terrible place to live in....I ve been there and as far as MASS thats an entire state silly......

    trust me, I know, ive lived in one my whole life too. So new yorkers don't take trips upstate or take hikes in the Adirondacks? Hmm, take a trip to Massachusetts, visit Hartford, that's town life, then there is the country, miles and miles of nothing but cornfields.

    What are you trying to say we dont travel outside the city thats a foolish response....
    Some of us city folk do actually own a car.....ya know the thigy with the weel and a motor up in front under the hood..it roars when ya step on the pedal

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    Haha, I am not comparing them, you said yourself you see town and country life as the same, I am trying to show you they are 2 different things. I asked you if new yorkers like yourself travel because you said you saw them as 2 different things. You seem to be sensitive on these issues, maybe I should stop before you start researching the crime rate in my hometown, Chicago. Oh yes, cars, you mean the millions of them that are in citys, parking spaces, parking garages! Impossbile . try cornfields next. Do they have any in brooklyn?

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    Let's please try to keep the flaming/sarcasm to a minimum. Thank you.

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    ^ No worries, I'll explain for the OP in pictures

    City

    Town

    Country
    Thats my point, no comparisons, not trying to flame anyone, just expressing the OPs views in pictures

    Edit: added different country pic, seems the last one crapped out.
    Last edited by joe25; October 10th, 2008 at 03:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe25 View Post
    I asked you if new yorkers like yourself travel because you said you saw them as 2 different things.
    New Yorkers have this foolish notion that they think they live in the centre of the universe, they fail to see there's life and a bigger world beyond the city perimeter

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    Jealous much?!

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    ^Hehe, I wouldn't say all new yorkers think that way, my uncle lives in Brooklyn and hes pretty open minded. It is nice to travel, but when you are in New york city, everything is at your fingertips.

    Edit: Scumonkey you got in the way of my arrow lol.

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    New Yorkers have this foolish notion that they think they live in the centre of the universe, they fail to see there's life and a bigger world beyond the city perimeter

    I don't know where you have that feeling about new york people being in the center of the universe....that seems pretty close minded

    My conversation with Joe had to do with big town small town not who's in the middle.don't know where you got that one from

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    Quote Originally Posted by scumonkey View Post
    Jealous much?!
    of what, your avatar? No.

    As far as place is concerned, give me the view of mountains over your overrated crumbling concrete jungle anyday of the week!

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