Maybe this is a result of the physical proximity of so many people? Physical proximity is countered with emotional distance. This is not to say that city dwellers are unfriendly. People who visit the city are surprised to discover how friendly everyone is after hearing so many bad things about the city. It’s not that city dwellers are unfriendly, it’s that they avoid attachments and only reluctantly allow new friends into their lives.
This mainly includes two aspects. One is the long time for queuing to poll. Many people in the US are busy with their own business, as a result, they have no time to care about the elections. Although there is an increasing number of places that offer early voting at the voter's convenience in malls and grocery stores, Americans still believe it is too much of an inconvenience for them to take time out of their day for voting. They would rather get their shopping done without having to think about anything having to do with the political process.
Happiness can be shown with different pleasures. For example, involvement with family, having the patience for your kids, work and hobbies. Where having a complex life doesn’t allow enough time to enjoy these pleasures. Having the simple things in life are a benefit because, things such as happiness makes difficult situations easier to handle. Things can get in the way in life, like a job and it is hard to be pleasant when time at work outweighs leisure time.
On the other hand de Botton in his article, “On Habit” says how living an ordinary life rather than a marvelous one is also interesting. It is not that we always have to travel marvelous (Famous) places which we even don’t know about because we can also travel in our own neighborhood an ordinary place and still have fun observing things which we never had looked before with an interest. The traveling mindset that we have does not depend on the places that we go but how we approach those places. Later on, it shows that Slater focuses on to achieve marvelous things but at the same time not forget your essential humanity and still think that we are ordinary people and not cross limits. On the other hand Alain de Botton says, it is not necessary to become marvelous and travel to marvelous places instead you can be a ordinary person and enjoy the ordinary things around you with the same interest.
Working relationships with colleagues may form into friendships and you may spend time with colleagues outside of work. This is not uncommon as you spend a great deal of time in a close working environment but these friendships rarely have the same sense of ease and comfort you feel with the friendships that have formed in a more organic way. The relationship between worker and client is even less of a two way thing. The focus needs to remain on the client and very little information (if any) should be disclosed by the worker about themselves. A bond is formed as the worker treats the client with unconditional positive regard and seems interested and may even be interested in the client’s life.
Big Cities VS Small Towns There are major differences between living in big city and small town. Some people prefer small towns are close knit communities were everyone knows one another and people are more laid back. 1.There is less stress in a small town because there is no rush like there is in the big cities. 2.There is also less crime in a small town. Bc people in smaller towns is more friendly.
It is unlikely that on my street you will see any teenagers or young children, with only one park in the whole village and no recreational spots many young couples with children decide to live elsewhere. In this sense the social group most benefiting on my street are the elderly, however with a bus service running only once an hour many of them lose out on being independent and often rely on others to do things for them. The curbs on this road are very high, with severe potholes in some places and an uneven surface all the way along. This means that the disabled, for instance, may struggle getting around the village. Most of the shops do not cater for the disabled, with no ramps in place and often not enough room inside to manoeuvre a wheelchair about.
After move to a new city, how to meet new people seems really important. However, it is difficult to make friend with them sometimes. In my opinion, there have several ways to let myself integrated into the local community. First of all, the most basic way to meet new friends is by starting going out instead of staying at home. Even just visiting local restaurant or supermarket is a good method.
I like the quaint nature of small towns but for my needs I would be better off in a large populous city. Small towns seem to not have much going on but the large town living is where it is at. In small towns you know everybody, but in the city of Portland, Oregon, it’s a whole lot different. You can meet new people and visit new places. Activities that I enjoy may not be available to me in small town.
They walk all around the mall, stopping to acknowledge friends, resting, and eating. Some arrive everyday when the doors open and stay till mid-afternoon. Most of these people are widowed and have nothing else to do with their time, so they go to the mall everyday at the same time, to have some sort of stability in their lives. They go to the mall because it’s a safe and comfortable place where one can actually interact face-to-face with others like them. When one is old and lonely, the last place one wants to be is in an empty house with no stimulation.