LIVING IN SMALL TOWN
The lifestyle of people living in metro cities and small towns can be differentiated based on various factors. The luxuries of living in a metro come with its own hefty price tag and this has been taking a toll on our health and pockets both. Agreed major cities offer many career benefits, which offer the potential to earn a higher income. But at what cost? Have we ever given a thought to it?
Small towns have plenty of great perks of their own to offer, and you may find they’re a lot more affordable than a crowded city. Here are some of the reasons why small towns are great, budget-friendly places to live.
Benefits of Small-Town Life
IT’S ALL ABOUT FAMILY: The first benefit is the preservation of the family. Today, our understanding of the family has been winnowed down to a household composed of two parents and their children (under the best of circumstances). But this is a mutilated understanding. The family is larger. It includes ancestors, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and posterity, as well as parents and their children. Staying permanently in one place allows a wide range of family members to preserve a common life. It allows them to work, worship, and spend leisure time together. Permanence also preserves, through continuity of place and the memories that inhabit a place, the link between ancestors and posterity. In short, permanence helps prevent us from devolving into our current situation, where family members are scattered at great distances across a continent, often know each other only vaguely as acquaintances, consider themselves exempt from all claims of duty to one another, and have forgotten their common history.
Lower Cost of Living / Reduced expenses:
When the job is in home town, it saves all your expenses that would have been otherwise wasted in rent bills, food, travelling long distances. It’s not only earning that is important, savings also has to be taken into consideration. Everything from homes to groceries is cheaper in a small town.
Instead of commuting in traffic you can spend more time in productive work, which ultimately leads to increased productivity.
Saves Commute time:
Having a workplace far from home takes more travel time to reach the destination. In case of metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad where they face traffic jam problems for long hours and leads to increased stress level, which affects work performance.
Working near home helps in maintaining a proper balance between profession and life. This way an employee gets enough time to spend with their family or follow hobbies.