As Joyce Dennys says, “Living in a small town …..is like living in a large family of rather uncongenial relations. Sometimes it’s fun, and sometimes it’s perfectly awful, but it’s always good for you.” While the world is moving towards the cities, the essence of small town living is getting lost. Thinking of shifting to a bigger city? Well, you might want to rethink. Here are some elements of the small town living that cities cannot even hope to replicate.
Everyone Knows Everyone
It is easy to get lost in the huge maddening crowds of the cities. But in a small town, wherever you go, you always feel like you’re a part of the place. In the small towns everyone, in effect, knows everyone. As the society is very close-knit, it’s almost impossible to feel isolated. While this might be easily disregarded as the major cause of gossip, this feeling of communion definitely has its perks.
It is true that if you live in a small town, you sense of privacy or personal space is somewhere compromised. But this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Yes, you might not be able to take a step without everyone’s knowledge, but at the same time, nobody will be able to take a step towards hurting you without everyone’s knowledge. Plus, the community always steps to help those who are in trouble. Being in a small town is like being a part of a huge family. You share your joys and your sorrows, your ups and your downs with the whole town. Your dream is never solely your own business, the whole town makes sure that your dreams are fulfilled. As they say, “The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else does.”
Plus, there are practical aspects like less traffic, less pollution and lower costs of living to consider. So ladies and gentlemen, let’s pack our bags and go back to our hometowns – the places where we truly and utterly, belong.