City Life – Advantages and Disadvantages
Living in a city has both advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side, it is often easier to find work and there is usually a choice of public transport. So you don’t need to own a car. Also, there are lots of interesting things to do and places to see. The people who live in cities enjoy some special facilities and comforts, unlike the village people. For example, you can eat in good restaurants, visit museums and go to the theatre and to concerts. Their houses are modern, streets are well-lighted. They can go shopping and buy everything they need. What is more, when you want to relax, you can usually find a park where you can feed ducks or just sit on a park bench and read a book. All city life is full of bustle and variety and need never be bored.
“God made the country and man made the town”. Therefore, the towns-man is a product of his own inventions, discoveries, and innovations. However, for every plus there is a minus. For one thing, you might have a job, but unless it is very well paid, you will not be able to afford many of the things that there are to do, because living in a city is often very expensive. It is particularly difficult to find good, cheap accommodation. What is more public transport is sometimes crowded and dirty, particularly in the rush hours and even the parks can become very crowded, especially on Sundays when it seems that every city dweller is looking for some open space and green grass. In the city area, people usually use vehicles run by fossil fuels which causes heavy smoke. That smoke causes air pollution. Thus, people living in urban areas take the soup of chemicals.
Moreover, they can receive education in schools, colleges, and universities of a high standard. They can also visit libraries, parks, museums, and so on to stimulate their minds. Last of all, despite all the crowds, it is still possible to feel very lonely in a city. City life has some drawbacks too. The city life is very fast. Everybody is pushing for a better life, better luck, and a better opportunity. Thus it is obvious that city life can be particularly appealing to young people, who like the excitement of the city and don’t mind the noise and pollution. The fast life, the foul and smoky weather, and dirty atmosphere cause health problem. However, many people, when they get older, and particularly when they have young children, often prefer peace and fresh air of the countryside.
City life is full of both advantages and disadvantages. If one considers the positive side, he or she will find that there are facilities for good transport, recreation, visiting good restaurants for delicious food, etc. On the other hand, on the dark or negative side, it is so much expensive. Housing and flooding are high. Intolerable noise, a heap of stinking garbage makes the city dwellers feel suffocating. Last but not least city life is more or less artificial and monotonous. It has no touch with nature whatsoever.