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Posted 9/1/16
I am on a farm I would not trade it for city life to much dirty smog those cities!
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Posted 9/1/16
Farm life sucks, doubly if you have large animals. It's nothing like Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley!
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Posted 9/1/16

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Farm life sucks, doubly if you have large animals. It's nothing like Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley!


Haha, I love me a good harvest moon game! I am fully aware that real life farm animal care is nothing easy or cheap. But I imagine it has great rewards...!
Posted 9/1/16
I lived in the city for majority of my life. 7 years in Los Angeles and about 10 minutes away from downtown Denver.
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Posted 9/1/16
while country life may seem tempting (hence the phrase the grass is greener on the other side)
it is very different from city life

Country life
manual hardwork and income earned from land
plantations animals to kill and raise
partners to sell to
weather and seasons
Competing with other Farmers
buying growth hormones pesticides
dealing with animals eating your animals
pests - ticks, fleas, flies
maintenance- tractor, animal checkups, vaccines, sick animals, etc


Most farms are located very far from cities.


City life
Working all day in nearly any profession of your choice
driving to work
noisy
for most people nearly no free time except maybe weekends
everything is expensive
BILLS electric insurance water mortgage loans etc

and if you are with kids and a wife its worse

obviously ANIME IS NOT REALITY

no as a farmer you dont peacefully live sitting on your (bad word here) watching sunset ,but you rather live the hard primitive style of life

and

no as a city person life isnt just luxury and friends it's also working your shifts, paying bills, dealing with crime, noise, pollution.


Both have ups and downs BUT NONE ARE PARADISE UNLESS YOU MAKE IT SO.


BY being a prosperous hardworking farmer or a city dude who is actually making money to live comfortably

NOT by being a lazy farmer and a city dude who doesnt try to get a job or cant get a job cause he got a (insert Stupid degree here) degree

you must put in the effort
to make your own paradise no matter what circumstance you are in

believe it !



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Posted 9/1/16
Fuck the city. If there is one thing I love living out in Farm country. Peaceful, no street lights, sound of nature, amazing stars at night. Yea we don't actually manage crops, the fields that are a part of the property are rented out to other farmers.

Yea we have to call for our own water, and yeah we have to keep a fire going in the winter if we want to keep warm instead of killing our wallets with the price of propane, but I'm away from most of the Bullshit, and at least we have a power line running to the house. The winters are a fucking nightmare if you are not prepared, if you don't have a plow available, you gotta call for your own, or get an ATV, the fucking pipes freezing or bursting, a mess, you have to manage your wood supply, you have to get hard wood, actual logs to maintain a long lasting fire, gotta make sure the fire place is up to code, all that bullshit, but the summers are absolutely the best, and it makes it all worth while.

I seriously just want to go back up north and live there, but then you need to worry about a job, and money, blah blah, money. I'm sick of it
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Posted 9/1/16
As someone who has spent their entire life in the American heartland, I've developed a desire to see other places and live in urban areas. My hometown isn't exactly a rural place, but it's very small compared to a city like New York or Tokyo. There are farms surrounding the town and numerous "country" folks. It's not unusual to see people driving tractors on main roads sometimes. Such is life here. Yet, I personally know nothing of farming or raising livestock. It's an odd little community where you can see farm life all around but not be an active participant. I'd say a place like where I live is ideal for someone looking to escape the big city but who's unwilling to wonder off to the middle of nowhere.
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Posted 9/1/16 , edited 9/1/16
their are health benefits to growing up outside big cities for example less likely to develop various allergies, less travel distance to get were you need to go in a small city/town so walking and such more viable etc
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Posted 9/1/16 , edited 9/1/16
I don't think I could manage farm life. I have too many allergies and furry animals make me sneeze, eyes swell up and there's the itchy rash. Then there's hayfever. I'm used to the suburbs. I get everything conveniently within a couple of miles so I need not have to drive. I save country side for the odd holiday. My ideal is a quiet suburb, something like, well, where I live at the moment . The only draw back is the high cost of housing here.
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Anything below 30k people in one city, give or take, is bad, because it makes it impossible to be anonymous. Anonymity is necessary to avoid social death.

It's pretty much downhill from 100k. It's not that crime doesn't exist at this point, or below it, but that crime increase exponentially from this point on. Too many people living on-top of each other is never a good thing. Most of these cities also turn out looking quite ugly because they don't have enough government entities to keep it clean. And the citizens end up being as dumb as hillbillies.

Farm, nah, haha. Never.
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Posted 9/1/16
I'd take city life. I've always lived in a big city where the populations were in the millions. My family owns farms, so I go there on rare ocassions, since they pretty much run themselves. If I were to go chill for like 3 months or so in a rural area, it's most likely going to be in a tropical area by the beach, or a couple weeks up in a snowy mountain, but I can't handle small towns and rural places. People there have to know all your business and tend to insist on being nosy. Especially if you look foreign, you attract a butt ton of attention. Not to mention there isn't much to do in a farm town if farming is not your forte.

I also have a hard time conversing with bumpkins. It irritates me to no end when they act like they just crawled out of an ancient hole.
Posted 9/1/16
I'd honestly rather live in a rural area where I could drive to a somewhat populated city for work, and go mess around in the woods for the hell of it.
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Posted 9/1/16
Rural life is nice, just be prepared for just about any simple grocery run or going out to be a longer drive. Also internet services tend to have fewer and worse options.
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Posted 9/1/16
My whole life has been spent in a town with less than 5000 people. I've been to a few cities and I've really loved visiting them and seeing everything. I guess I'd go to a bigger city since in a small town, there's nothing to do other than go to the park or the ice cream shop in the next city over. Plus, everyone knows more about you than you know about yourself and there's not much room for a fresh start.
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Posted 9/1/16
I'll consider Kansas as farm life...though where I live is more a large-small city...but it sucks, and if I can, I'll be off to somewhere like New York upon graduating
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