Car or Cow
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From my point of view, living in the city is not as terrifying as mentioned in the article ???City Living???. Over the past century, countries all around the world have developed countless numbers of cities for its citizens to work and live in. As a result, urban living has become a norm for almost all citizens of first-world countries. Since we have chosen the path of modernization, why should we look backwards and head for the hills
I do agree that living among massive sky-scrapers and eating fast food does have some negative impact on us. As city dwellers live very close to each other, and face a lot of stress, they tend to have conflicts between themselves more often. However, most of the time, they will express their unhappiness in a peaceful demonstration as they are all educated beings.
In addition to being cramped up in a small bird-cage-like city apartment, leading an urban life exhausts a lot of our Earth??™s natural resources. This is mainly due to the fact that city dwellers tend to consume more electrical energy, when they enjoy the fruits of technological advancement. This in turn results in the burning of more coal at power stations, which means that more greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere. Studies have shown that the Earth??™s average temperature has risen over the past 50 years and countries are experiencing natural disasters such as hurricanes more often. These are the effects of environmental pollution, which residents in the cities are guilty of.
Also, compared to the slow and steady life in the country side, people who live in the cities often have to get into traffic jams to get to work. Life is also uncertain in the city, as people live in a competitive environment. Whatever it may be, driving a car is always better than driving a bull around the fields.
Contrary to the above points, city living is not as unpleasant as it sounds. The air in the city is still acceptable to the fact that we do not have wear a mask in order to breathe. Urban residents swim in the sea and drink water that is from the local reservoir. As for the traffic congestion problem, it only occurs on major highways during the peak hours. Otherwise the city roads would be as clear as the green pastures of the country, when everyone is working in their offices. Airplanes fly into the city??™s airport without difficulty, which simply proves that visibility is clear and there is no huge trace of extreme environmental contamination in the cities.
Furthermore, in my 15 years of living in a city, I have never witnessed a crime taking place, except for those on the news. People are less likely to get robbed on the streets, or have their houses broken into. Besides, one can even walk on the streets in the wee hours. This suggests that residents get to enjoy a vibrant night life in the city, without having to worry about their personal safety. This is simply because there are fewer dark alleys in the city and police forces are more active in the cities. Crime rates are in fact decreasing each year, as police forces around the world tighten security measures and learn from previous crimes. Therefore I am quite confident that the city is just as safe as locking oneself up in a cottage with several hound dogs at night.
The city is still the best place to live. Residents living in modernized cities get to visit the countryside once in a while for a holiday, and have direct excess to all parts of the country and the world. I think that villagers should come and experience the wonders of the city before making any judgments and recognize the improvements that mankind has created for itself over the past century. Whether you like to drive a vehicle or a bull, it??™s up to you.?