Difference between Living on a Farm and Living in the City
By common belief, an person's personality has something to do with the date they were born as that depicts what their zodiac sign will be. Well I have to admit that this plays a somewhat significant role in molding one's personality as I have personally seen resemblances in regards to character traits that the zodiac signs have for each one. But what shapes a person’s perception of reality and beliefs are anchored in the natal environment they have used in their orientation towards life. Of course many people live in the suburbs, but what can we say about how city living alters a person versus living on a farm.
For most of us, our family is your support network. Our relationships with our family members should never be taken for granted. They will always be there for you when you need them the most and I'm sure you'll be there as well for them when the situation calls for it. But you can't help but notice the different family values instilled into a person living on a farm compared with someone living in the city. A majority of people living on farms stay with their families, helping to make life on the farm run smoothly and are with them most of the day everyday thus creating an unbreakable bond between them. A person living in the city can have this same bond but, let's face it, city life is so busy. Friends, play, dining, exploring and career fill the hours of every day. An example of the differences can be found in care for our family elders. Life is so busy that there are special homes for the aged that provide old people a place to stay if their own families are too busy or are unable to take care of them. Places like these are less common in rural areas because of the family bonding stressed here.
Wants and Needs
The difference in what a person wants and needs has something to do with where they are located. A person living on a farm identifies and prioritizes their needs much more so than their wants. Rural people are aware of what is necessary for them to live a lifestyle further removed from others and closer to natural cycles which gives routine things greater importance. Their wants are seemingly simple and with that said, they generally don't cling to the "I need to get it" attitude. However people in the city tend to give their needs the same priority as their wants. With all of the enticing and competition inducing commercials they see on television plus the peer persuasions that tell them to get a specific item, you can't help but feel a bit pressured to own that item, etc. Life in the city is just more complicated than life on a farm.
The surrounding environment between a farm and a city has vast obvious differences that tend to be overlooked at times. Farm life is best described as a peaceful and healthy way of living. You are surrounded by nature's gifts such as the animals, trees, sun, wind, natural cycles and so on. There are stresses having to do with health, wealth and prosperity but these stresses aren't usually as complicated. If needs are met then the object is doing it’s job, more or less. Having the newest iPod less likely to make your friends who don’t plan on buying one, feel the need to re-prioritize their budgets just to get one.
City life is best described as fast paced, modern gadgetry, pollution, peer pressure, work pressure, advertising pressure, financial pressure, etc. Keeping up with Jones’s is commonplace. City dwellers can be easily embarrassed by having an older car, a small television, a job that pays less than one’s friends or relatives, clothes that don’t make a statement, less exciting vacation plans, etc. As the economies slow down, how could normal city people revert to feeling that they need fewer luxuries? Does knowing more about the newest stuff really make one better?
- Living on a farm gives you discipline and values plus a healthy environment to live in.
- Living in the city is a bit more hectic as life is always running at a fast pace especially if you are career oriented.
- The temptation material things have on us play out greater on the population of people living in the city as opposed to those who live on a farm.
- The lifestyle experienced on a farm gives one the benefit of acquiring quality family values whereas in the city, extra effort is needed to learn and keep good family values in the face of many external pressures.