Societies nowadays have the choice to live in small town or big city. Consideration is important before make a choice whether to have a life in small town or big city depending on the affordable due to there is some contrast between both. The contrast of living in a small town and living in a big city can be seen in the aspect of the development, the economy level, and the amenities provided. The first contrast of living in small town and big city is the development. Small town has slower development compared to big city because it received less investment than a big city had. For example, big city overfill with buildings and urbanisations everywhere. But in significant, development caused social problem such as robbery and teenagers problems like loitering and ruins of moral values whereas these matters less happen in small town because in a small community, social problems can be prevented before it get worse.
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The development contributes to how the environment as well, where the big city faced very busy environment because of good transportation network and lead to hustle and bustle city due to lots of vehicles on the road. Next is the economy level. Small town has moderate economy level because of not much investment and slow development. In contrast, big city was in high economy level because of investment and business. As seen, the big city is the centre of the business and trading compared not much business on going in small town and this contribute to lower living cost when living in small town. The daily goods are cheaper than the in big city. People in big city received higher salary, so the prices of the needs are more expensive and people in big city have to face higher living cost.
Lastly, the contrast can be seen in term of amenities provided. Society in big city provided with complete amenities which is contrast with society in small town. For example, there is a hospital provided in small town but sometimes it is lack of facilities and community need to seek for better treatment in big city. Meanwhile, there are many choices of amenities when living in big city such as education centres, shopping complex, and transportation service. By complete amenities provided, society will have a better life because all the needs are provided than living in a place that lack of facilities. In summary, the decision to live in small town or big city is in one’s hand. Choose which one is better according to which is more affordable to because there are many contrast of both. However, be balanced against the cost involved, family’s budget priorities and choose the best that will bring happiness.
Last August, I made the move with my family from Wisconsin to Colorado, and with that obviously were some big changes. New house, new job, new work, new everything! Everything different and exciting! Despite all this "newness", my family and I were excited to live back in the west! Living in mountain time for about 6 months now, it never really occurred to me how much I've changed until my friend had visited me. Here are some things I've realized that happen to you when you move to Colorado or back west in general.
1. Your use of the word "dude" increases dramatically!
Not to say I didn't use it before, I am originally from CA, but I swear I'm saying dude like every 5-10 milliseconds. I even greet my cat and dog at the door by shouting "Hey my dudes!". It's getting excessive and I don't know how to turn it off...nor do I really want to.
2. Driving becomes a 6th sense.
Look, I know how to drive, AND I know how to drive in big cities...but Colorado has some of the craziest drivers I've ever seen! I'm not making this up, it's backed up by numerous reports on how bad it is out here! Just take a quick Google of "Colorado worst drivers" and article after article pops up! Since living here, I've seen more duck taped and bent in bumpers than NASCAR has in one race! Be careful out here dudes! (See, I did it again!)
3. Getting used to the elevation is a newfound power!
The average elevation for the entire state is 6,800 feet above sea level, and depending on where you live in Colorado, it could be even more! Before I lived here, I went on vacation to Glenwood Springs and was shocked to see air actually sold at the many ski and snowboard shops! When I run around, I'm surprised at how quickly I get out of breath...until I remember the fact that THERE IS LESS AIR HERE! It's one of Colorado's key characteristics, and once you get used to it, nothing can hold you back!
4. You almost want to take on a new hobby or diet!
Everyone out here is into hiking, yoga, vegan, vegetarian, karate, skiing; the list can go on and on! And here I am, into eating fast food and laying on the couch all day! It's almost abnormal to be lazy here, which makes sense! Their driving may be poor, but peoples' lifestyles sure make up for it! Colorado is one of the healthiest states due to all the activities and eating regimes everyone is on! Go, Colorado!
5. You learn words like "Kombucha" and all the terms used to describe the mountains!
I didn't know Kombucha was even a word that existed until I worked in a coffee shop in Boulder and a customer came up asking me if we sold it. The look of horror on my face and the confusion on the customer's face created a space of just utter awkwardness until my coworker chimed in. Apparently its big out here. I also now proudly know the difference between the "front range" and the "flat irons". Don't ask me how to get there though!
6. Your sense of direction is also based on the mountains!
Something great Colorado offers if you're bad at directions like me, is a built-in compass within the mountains! You know that getting closer to them means you're going West, and driving directly away from them is East! Or you could look at your GPS, that's cool too.
7. You don't know how you ever lived without mountains and insanely beautiful scenery before!
I've got to admit, I'm not the most observant person. I typically never stop to smell the flowers or admire what a wonderful day it is. But, driving home from a long day at work and seeing the mountains in front of me, or hearing coyotes' howls during summer nights never fails to make me grin!