Life in the city is much easier than in the country – developed
system, information, sports, shopping malls, etc. Modern men are too
simple country pleasures. There is far more entertainment in the city
than in the country.
Cities offer high concentration of good things in life: big stores,
theatres, cinema, art galleries. Life is more convenient in a city:
services are always
better here. In the city people are more open-minded. It is possible to
go out, make
friends and never be cut off from them by weather conditions.
Generally, people do not mind what you do in the city. In the city
people have more
chances to be employed, as the range of jobs is greater than in a
Besides in the city people have more chances to succeed. Moreover,
life is never dull
in the city, people always have something to do here. The objections to
city living are
not convincing enough.
People easily adapt to various inconveniences of city life. For
example, noise and
traffic are hardly noticeable to city-dwellers.
In the city especially in our country people live in apartments with
telephone, gas, electricity, radio, TV, the Internet.
Most people love cities. Many people love the busy city life. It is
enough for them to
visit a country at week-ends.
Cities grew over the centuries because they served aims that could
not have been served
otherwise. Two thousand years ago most people lived in the countryside.
It was not their
choice. Today, almost half of humanity lives in city. It does so because
it wants to. Man
has always lived in groups.
It makes life safer and easier. Geography-rich soil, a safe harbour
or navigable river,
ample fresh water, easy defence, coal – was the start of many towns. In
grew over the strongholds of a local lord. Most of them developed as
buying and selling
centres; trade needed a market, and markets needed people.
Towns served their citizens very well if they in turn were served by
them. During the
Middle Ages when harvest failed, the nearby town offered hope of
All successful towns satisfied economic needs. For a peasant town was
the only place
where he might make a fortune. In the new industrial order the city was
the nerve centre,
bringing to a focus all dynamic economic forces: vast accumulation of
and financial institutions, spreading railroad yards, factories, armies
But there are some disadvantages of living in the city. Pollution is
disadvantage of the city life today. Polluted air is hanging like a
brown cloud over
cities. Dirt and smoke are pouring from the buildings of cities and
urban air causes respiratory distress, particulary in children, and
elderly people. Cars
give a collection of pollutants. In bright, calm weather, sunlight turns
into a poison smog.
All big cities have problems with air pollution. Noise pollution is
the problem of big
cities too. Urban garbage – like food, paper and cans-on the ground or
in the street is
one more problem of cities. People don`t always put their garbage in the
Urban garbage is ugly. It makes the city look dirty and it spoils the
"The rush – hour” with crowded streets, packed trains, full buses
twice a day is one of disadvantages.
In addition, people live under constant threat; life is not quiet in
the cities, it
causes stresses and heart desease. Everyone who cares about his health
tries to move out
from the city. Most people in Europe and America try to live in
Most people like to stay in the countryside. They enjoy such simple
things of primary
importance as sunlight and fresh air.
Besides, living in the countryside is cheaper and safer than in a
city. It provides
people with more security. There is less crime and, of course, there is
there. Life in the countryside is quiet, peaceful and healthy. Here
people are friendly
and it is much more pleasant in the countryside than in the city.
Unfortunately, life in the countryside is rather hard. Working and
are difficult, social and cultural life in the countryside is not full
And annually more and more young people flee from the countryside for a
better life in the
It is a difficult to find a job in the countryside. The problem of
employment in the
countryside is very crucial today. It is especially acute for young
professionals. As a rule there are few labour places for skilled
agricultural workers and
less for professionals.
Surely, people should always be optimists and hope for a better life.
Where there is a
will there is a way. Nowdays we can witness the revival of some
villages. So far they are
few but annually their number is increasing.