When some people see that, they see boredom. They see no public transportation, movie theaters or shopping malls. They see days of horrifying emptiness stretching as far as the eye can see. They see something to be escaped, run from as fast as possible. They see a prison.
When I see that, I see freedom. I see freedom to be as loud as you want without bothering the neighbors. I see freedom to let your kids run wild without worrying that they'll be kidnapped or killed. I see space to run and yell and spin and jump and lie down.
I see air filled with the friendly scent of grass and the spicy scent of leaves.
I see land that belongs to people, not corporations. I see land that you can DO things with, without checking committees or offending anyone. I see land that will live on through arguments and laws and regulations and time. I see something strong and beautiful and enduring.
When some people see the country, they see a prison. When I see the country, I see freedom.
When some people see that, they see excitement. They see things to do and people to see. They see a city that never sleeps, never stays the same. They see newness and beauty. They see cabs and subways and sidewalks. They see opportunity. They see freedom.
When I see that, I see crowds. I see noise and dirtiness and odd smells. I see walls closing me in and cutting me off from the world. I see frowns and shoving and people getting in my way. I see rushes and not enough time. I see conformity and a looming atmosphere. I see a prison.
I see so much individuality that true uniqueness is lost. I hear words guarded so carefully that inspiration doesn't have a chance. I see so much dependence that solitude is treated like a disease. I see rules and regulations. I see people getting offended while shrieking about tolerance. I see people all up in my business. I see no privacy.
I see a cage of conformity, a brig buildings, hubbub of hassle.
When some people see a city, they see freedom. When I see a city, I see a prison.
If you love the city, I'm glad for you. If you love the country, I understand you. To each his own, and that's just the way it ought to be. Whether you see freedom in the country or freedom in the city, we all have one thing in common:
We all think we're right XD