Cities are big and full of people. You rarely bump into anyone you know, so you don't necessarily have to talk to anyone if you don't want to. There is plenty of 'scope for the imagination' as L.M. Montgomery put it. Everybody looks different in someway and there's always something going on. It's busy and loud; nothing like a quiet country town mainly inhabited by retirees in nursing homes and old farmers with nothing to talk about but the rain that's been promising to come for ten years now. In the city, if you want to go shopping, you can jump in the car, drive for ten minutes and enjoy the day. You don't have to take into account the two hours it's going to take you to get to the nearest shop from way out whoop whoop. I walk around the block is a few hundred meters, not a three hour power walk around the fenceline of a farmer's block. The libraries in the city are huge; with three levels and lounging areas with a river view. Your friends are two minutes up the road and only a quick phone call away. You don't have to spend a week organising who's going to come pick them up or drop them off. They can walk up the street and back, no transport required. There's more time to get your homework and last minute assignments done in the city, because there's not an hour's bus ride home from school it's just around the corner. You don't have to get up at six o'clock in the morning to catch the bus, you can sleep in and still arrive on time. These are just a few things I love about the city. Maybe I'll think of more later.
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