Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Small Town Life v/s The Big City Life

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days in a small town in India… A good break from the monotony and drudgery of city life left me energized and revitalized.
My random notes below:


Metro
Town
Quality of Air
Highly polluted and Impure
Clean and fresh
Cost of Living
High. E.g.: On an average weekly vegetables cost Rs. 1000
Remarkably Low. E.g.: On an average weekly vegetables cost Rs. 120
Technology Penetration
High
Low – Medium
Mode of Payment for any purchase
Primarily Cards – Credit cards, Debit cards [Electronic payments]….
Primarily Cash
General Happiness Quotient
Low… Most of the times, people are cribbing about a zillion things which they don’t have or which they desire
High… Most of the times, people appeared to be happy and content, inspite of not really having even 30% of the things which people in the metros have access to
How people live?
In the e-world [electronic world]. Everything is almost virtual apart from the basics of life
In the real world! And that makes an ocean of difference in one’s view of themselves and their life

2 comments:

  1. how to get the best of both worlds...?
    for ex, i work in an MNC bank in mumbai, travel by local train for 1 hr daily to reach office.. get exhausted by the time i reach home....
    may b starting a business of ur own in a small town in a small customer base a good idea to avoid the daily drudgery of a metro..

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    1. Hi, I feel the same. I was working in one of the shop in small town. now i have resigned and shifted to city before 2 months but i feel that i should go back to small town i have knowledge of business and even having my own home and parents over there.

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