“God made the country and manmade the town”, so says the Bible. Country life is natural; town life is artificial. In the country, we are close to Nature. We are surrounded by green fields, flowers and trees. There are streams and brooks.
People are open, plain and frank. They are generous and hospitable. They are attached to one another. They are sympathetic towards one another. They share one another’s joys and sorrows. Village life is free from all restraints of society. People are simple in their habits and dress. They are illiterate and ignorant but simple and honest. They are not cunning.
In the country, one gets fresh air, fresh water, fresh fruit and vegetables. Milk, butter and other eatables can be had in an unadulterated state. There is absolute peace and quiet. There is no din and noise. There is nothing to disturb the calm. There is no roar clang of machinery. Motors and carriages are seldom to be seen.
There is no hustle and bustle. The people are contented because their demands are few and are easily satisfied. Country people are pious and religious. The people cherish friendly and neighbourly feelings towards their fellowmen and live in perfect harmony and goodwill. The young respect the old irrespective of caste and creed. There is a social unity.
The country life has also its disadvantages. There are no easy means of transport and communications. There are no schools and hospitals. During the rains, the roads become muddy and impassable. There are no post and telegraph offices. Life and property are not as safe as in towns.
In spite of all these disadvantages, village life is better than town life. In the country, close contact with Nature brings one nearer to God. In towns, people are selfish and materialistic. They are greedy. Money is their god. It is the be-all and end-all of their lives.
In a word, country life is simpler and much more quiet and peaceful than town life which is full of bustle, worry and hurry.