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December 11, 2013
Famed writer William Penn, the first great hero of American liberty, clearly knew about this country thing years ago when he said:
"The country life is to be preferr'd; for there we see the works of God; but in cities little else but the works of men."
Now there appears to be scientific evidence, with new research suggesting detriments to city living, adding to research revealing that after spending time in a quiet rural setting, close to nature, people exhibit greater attentiveness, stronger memory and improved cognitive functioning.
It's amazing that people in cities are able to think straight enough to accomplish anything.
Of course back then and now, only a small proportion of the population are in any position to choose where they live.
So while it behooves city folk to visit the country once in a while if they can remember to do so, it also behooves rural folks to come into those poor cognition places to go to a museum, ballgame or a play once in a while.
Since all that attentiveness of the mind won't do you any good unless you exercise it once in a while.
Then again, the web and TV ruins everything anyway, for the city and the country.
So why come up with these studies in the first place?
And we can't forget it had to be country people that built the earliest cities in Mesopotamia, since there were no cities before that.
What are we do?
Since there are certain advantages to living in the country and city.
Fortunately, we have our always-alert villagers, (no matter where they live) sorting it all out.
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