Living a Country Life
Living a Country Life
Before civilization, the natural habitat of human beings was the Savannah. The major economic activity people carried out for survival was hunting and gathering. The activities did not allow permanent settlement. With the aim of finding new resources, people kept on moving from one place to another. Migration was common until the agrarian revolution when people started domestication of plants and animals. Humans were able to grow their food and keep livestock. People started living on farms where houses were grouped into villages. Some of these villages developed into towns and cities. However, some individuals chose to live in the rural areas where they were involved in agricultural activities. In the early days, only a small population lived in the urban areas where they were involved in trading and administrative activities. Urban areas were deemed to be the most developed places while places where, development was not intense, were the rural setting. Many people started the rural-urban migration in search of better living conditions. However, in the modern days living in the rural areas has been accompanied by a positive attitude and it has also had an influence in various genres of art, scientific innovations and a subject to public opinion. This paper aims to lay focus on living a country life.
Nowadays people are faced with the challenge of choosing where to live. The choices depend on the preferences of the individual. Some people consider the neighbors, noise, jobs, or pets. People commonly depict living a country life to be a happy and healthy lifestyle. The young people in the community get to enjoy the humble environments that are not associated with the intense immorality such as drug abuse and robbery associated with urban areas. In the countryside, children can be raised in a setting that enables them to be close to nature science most of the natural resources such as vegetation and wildlife are found in rural areas.
The rural economy and social life add many positive aspects to the human life. Living in the rural areas enables the community to preserve its cultural awareness since the morals and norms are not corrupted by the diversity found in urban settings. Country life also provides an opportunity for affordable housing and transport. People in rural areas can grow food for themselves. Surplus food in the countryside is a source of income for the people who supply it to urban centers.
Work in the rural areas is affected by the low wages earned. This is as a result of high levels of poverty experienced by the self-employed individuals. There is also the dependence on farm produce. Farming is highly determined by the environmental conditions. The rainfall patterns affect the productivity of farms leading to unpredictable financial situations. People in rural areas also face the challenge of poor infrastructure and communication networks that limit their productivity. Also, there is social isolation and poor provision of social care by the government in rural areas. The intense rural-urban migration of young people leaves the countryside to the old who are less economically productive.
In conclusion, living a country side life presents more advantages with one having a less expensive life. People from urban areas use the countryside as an escape from their busy urban lives where they can enjoy the quietness and serenity of nature. Also, many people working in the urban areas move to the countryside on retirement where they can engage themselves in recreational farming in their old age.