There are many aspects of city life that I love, but I'm pretty positive that I could not live there for more than a month before I would go crazy. Visiting a large city is great in my opinion. Living there is an entirely different matter.
As I said, there are many great things about the city.
PRO: The diversity of people! So many cultures displayed in one area at one time! Simply incredible.
CON: Too many people in one area at one time. There are lines for everything (bathroom lines, endless lines of traffic that stretch for miles and miles, lines to go through security...etc.)
PRO: There's an infinite amount of superb talent in the city. You'll find some of the best talent in the big cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. There are hundreds of dancers, musicians, and actors there and any performance you attend, you'll be sure to have your mind blown by the incredible talents of these men and women.
CON: You can always find the worst and weirdest talents in these bustling cities as well. If you don't believe me, check out some of the auditions from America's Got Talent. There are some weird things that people call talent these days.
CON: You meet several street people. Many of them are harmless but some aren't and it's kinda unnerving if you're all alone at night and want to do is walk into the restaurant but a man at the front door of the building pulls at your arm begging for you to give him twenty bucks for a meal when you know very well what he's really going to buy since he reeks of alcohol and cigarette smoke.
CON: Pretty high crime rates. I personally prefer to stay in places that make me feel safe and secure.
PRO: There's always something to do in the city. Visit a museum. Go out to eat at new restaurant. Attend a performance by the symphony orchestra or a play put on by a local drama group. Check out a book from the library--a library that has A LOT of books. Take a walk downtown and window shop until your feet ache. There are endless possibilities for a person in the city.
CON: TRAFFIC. I cannot stress how annoying traffic is when you're in a city where everyone needs to get somewhere and you need to get somewhere too but the person in the very front is moving at a pace that you would prefer to be a little quicker.
CON: Busy. Busy. Busy. You're busy all the time. Everyone else is busy all the time. No one has time to enjoy the smaller and sweeter aspects of life. The mentality in the city seems to be "Get there. Go there. Race back here before noon and eat lunch on the go because otherwise you'll be late." It would be nice to slow down a little bit and take in the beauty of the little things in life.
PRO: You'll never be lazy.
CON: Prices. Everything in the city seems inflated and super expensive. Why is that so? Who knows!
PRO: Mass transit. Go by bus, by subway, or by bike taxi, but you don't need to drive! Woohoo!
PRO: You can meet so many different people and make friends very easily as long as you reach out to them and open up a good conversation starter.
PRO: It'll be rare if you're bored in such an active and alive city,