Last month I had to go to both Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Two big cities. I used to live in a big city and gave it up almost 5 years ago. If I think real hard I can remember how frustrating it was to stand in a long line or be stuck in a never ending traffic jam. 9 miles to work used to take me 45 minutes.
Going to both of the big cities brought back all of my worst nightmares about big city living. Lines everywhere. Ridiculous amounts of traffic. Stupid little cars with their big subwoofers and their bolted on spoilers. Graffiti on every wall and sign. Retail workers with their don't bother me attitude. Men wearing womens clothing. Panhandlers bugging people for money. The list of negatives goes on and on.
Life is short. Spending time standing in lines is a waste of that life. Spending time having to look at those cars or listen to their subwoofers is a waste of life. Is all of that worth it for the money that big city jobs pay? Is all of the big cities supposed culture, arts, and entertainment worth the time wasted in lines and dealing with rude people?
Remember rugged individualism? That is how people used to make it happen. They did not have to live right on top of their neighbor. During the Depression, the city folk starved while the country folk just went on with life. Grow your own food, be your own boss, and live your own life. There is something to be said for that lifestyle and attitude.