Village Life: Advantages and Disadvantages
It is said that God made the village and human-being made the town. This expresses much of the difference between the two.
Advantages of Village Life
It represents the ideal life of which the poets sing. The life of villagers passes quietly. The works of nature surround the villagers.
The craving of children for the village is a sign that it is the most natural and healthful life for man.
In villages the environment is peaceful. Villagers live a simple life.
Villagers get abundant opportunity to enjoy the beautiful gifts of nature.
People living in villages breathes pure air.
People living in villages are more healthier, active, and simpler in habits than the the people living in towns.
The quiet and peace of village life give opportunities for thought, study, and mental development, which are impossible in town life.
The abundance on pine air, and the more healthy conditions of life, also establishes physical health and strength as town life can never do.
Thus, the rural populations are always the backbone of a village.
Disadvantages of Village Life
The dwellers in the village miss the conveniences and opportunities of life in town. The educational advantages are often few and difficult to secure, and opportunities for work are far less than in the city.
Life in the village may become dull, and engender a lack of brightness and polish which puts the village people at a disadvantage beside the town dweller.
Ignorance, prejudice, and narrowness, too, are more characteristic of village than of town life.
Conclusion: The improved train-ways, the post, newspapers, the bicycle, the bus, the motor, and the improved means of intercourse between town and village go far to minimize these drawbacks, so that the dweller in the village need not lack the culture of the town.