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Country life yesterday and today | by Manuel.Martin_72
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Country life yesterday and today

Today country life is a trend. The media put country life into a wonderful scene and transfigure it often into something very romantic. Happy animals, pretty villages and stylish decorations characterize the image. Happy, who grew up in such places or at least was able to spend his holidays here. I also enjoyed my holidays in villages when I was a child. We children enjoyed great freedom, could lightheartedly walk through meadows and fields, and the huge adventure playground nature was right outside the front door. Therefore parents did not have to worry because life in the village was well protected. However, the close proximity to the neighbors not only had advantages. The well-functioning bush telegraph transported the most embarrassing stories like a wildfire through the village. Often the parents already knew what trick we had played to the neighbor or all the other things we had done secretly hidden behind hedges. The first cigarette, the first kiss - hardly anything was a secret in the village.


It was a beautiful life … this is what we thought! But in reality, country life still means hard work, even if machinery and technical equipment in many areas replace manual labor. Not a long time ago three out of four people were living in villages and worked hard in family farms. Today, only about three percent of the population is engaged in agriculture. Industrialization and technological progress have changed the work environments and lifestyles. Machines replace humans, subsistence farmers become consumers and traditional occupations are disappearing. But despite all this progress, we should never forget where our roots come from!


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Taken on March 30, 2014