Posted by jim (220.127.116.11) on August 14, 2003 at 06:06:48:
In Reply to: How to find your dream/ideal home? posted by Margaret (18.104.22.168) on July 17, 2003 at 17:56:31:
I live in England and we don't have the vast array of choices that Americans have. This can be good and bad. Good because i think many people don't spend their whole lives wondering and worrying about where is the best place to live as most places are much the same. For that reason i think it's not uncommon for people to spend their whole lives in one town and see other places on holidays.
I think there is a tendency in people to believe that the grass is always greener on the other side, certainly for me this is the case. But home is where the heart is. I don't think it matters where u live it's what you do with your time that counts. I spent 3 weeks in the Swiss Alps this summer and the scenery is amazing, but i soon got used to the surroundings and thought if i were to live here i'd take it for granted and would become homesick. I imagine there being a novelty period for going to somewhere new, which will wear off after a few weeks, months, years etc.
For me living a mountainous region sounds really exciting at first, with hikng, cycling, rafting opportunities in abbundance. But I think once i had tried all these and walked all the routes etc. i maybe wouldn't want to just keep doing the same thimgs over and over. i also think of all the things i would miss if i were to live in a remote area, shops,pubs, clubs etc.
I suppose it comes down to favtors such as age (i'm 26), wealth, hobbies, interests, passions etc.
Just my opinion.
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