It’s estimated that by the year 2050, 69% of all humans will live in urban areas. — Sian Beilock Ph.D.
It is not surprising to hear that many individuals who have a cozy flat in the metro and are living a luxurious life remain unsatisfied with their situation. Some of these folks, after all, only chose to leave their small town in hopes of earning more money or becoming famous. Others make this decision because they are trying to pursue a job that may not even be available in the place where they grew up, e.g., Broadway actor, news reporter, stuntman, et cetera.
So, when you ask such people whether they want to stay in the big city forever, the immediate answer is “no.” “All the craziness going on here is too much for me,” a few individuals might say. Other folks tend to quip, “I am looking forward to the day I can move back to my hometown and stay away from traffic jams, people rushing here and there, and many more.”
Regardless of where you decide to live in the future, though, let’s not forget that being in the metro is not entirely revolting. It can come with several perks too that you won’t see in a rural area. Thus, here are the five benefits of embracing urban life.
- You Experience A Blend Of Cultures Every Day
One of the primary things to like about becoming a city slicker is that no one has to hide their traditions and beliefs there. It is common to see folks of different religions walking together and sharing ideas without malice. When there is a special event for one race, and they bring the celebration to the streets, everyone joins in and respects what the others are celebrating. That picture is quite hard to find in a town where the citizens go to the same congregation and have the same traditions.
One can make the argument that increasing population densities in urban cores is easier on resources than the kind of sprawling car-centric city planning that we’ve seen in so many places, especially in North America.— Colin Ellard Ph.D.
- You Don’t Need To Own A Car In The City
Buying a car is not an absolute necessity in the metro. There are buses, taxis, and trains that can take you to your destination faster, for one. You can book an Uber or carpool with friends if you are not in the mood to be around random people. In case the place you are going to is not that far, you may also use a bicycle or walk towards that direction.
- You Can Find A Shopping Or Dining Area In Every Block
Considering you love fashion and food, the best shops for both are typically in the big cities. It is effortless to find a restaurant beside a flagship store in almost every corner. At times, they even line an entire block, which is highly convenient for folks who like to window shop after devouring a delicious meal. The best part, nevertheless, is that you have a wide array of choices whenever you go out.
- You Always Have A Source Of Entertainment
Staying in a metropolitan area that does not seem to sleep means that all the fun establishments are open at night. For instance, you can go to bars or nightclubs to meet people. On the way to various locations, you may also see street dancers, buskers, or mime artists who do not need a real stage to showcase their talents. Hence, when you feel lonely or homesick, there is always a place that can entertain you and keep your blues away.
The symptoms of directed attention fatigue include feelings of heightened distraction, impatience and forgetfulness. The more severe form can also lead to poor judgement and increased levels of stress. —
- You Can Apply At Different Jobs Quickly
When you are in the metro, finding a way to earn money is not a problem. You are free to apply as a dishwasher or waitress at one of the many restaurants there while waiting for a full-time job. You can get part-time work as a dog walker or house sitter. That’s not something that you may be able to do in a small town where only a few jobs are available.
Now, how can you not like the city a little more when you get to avail all these perks when you live here?