Rural & Urban Living – Survivalism


A brief comparison of rural and urban living based on my own experience. I will continue to be loud as silence does not make change nor does silence offer a glimpse of the other side of the coin. Unfortunately when a person who has lived here in Newfoundland all their life attempts to convey their message it is often dismissed as biased. Being a person who has lived both urban and rural lifestyles I am neither biased or prejudiced. This is how it is.

21 Comments on "Rural & Urban Living – Survivalism"

  1. The city environment is such an unnatural place.. no wonder so many people get ill from it. Also the source of all the decadence and corruption.

  2. Ersabette | July 7, 2010 at 10:49 pm |

    @nycbike73 Thanks for your positive feedback. Self-education is so so important as well as stepping away from mainstream to view the bigger picture. Unfortunately for some the skyscrapers get in the way. Peace.

  3. Ersabette | July 7, 2010 at 10:55 pm |

    @nycbike73 Thanks for your positive feedback. Self-education is so so important as well as stepping away from mainstream to view the bigger picture. Unfortunately for some the skyscrapers get in the way. Peace.

  4. nycbike73 | July 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm |

    Your views are not clouded at all. It is all to clear if humanity stays on the course we are going we will leave nothing for the young. Why do we have children if we are not willing to change?

  5. Ersabette | July 7, 2010 at 11:38 pm |

    @foxshots Hunting/fishing/ect promotes conservation. The problem is not hunting or fishing it’s the poaching, it’s the overfishing. The seal hunt as it is right now is not a conservation concern.

  6. I agree with your decision to leave Urban life for Rural life. I spend a few months in NB and NL and enjoyed it very much.I would love to actually make the move as I very much enjoyed the way of life.Just FYI,I am not against rural communities living off of the land.I am against the commercial exploitation of our Oceans.I am for conservation.I want the best for the Eastern communities.I don’t think that I’m your typical “Urban” person.I grew up in rural Ontario, so I have a unique perspective.

  7. lol you helped my pass my exam lmmmao

  8. Ersabette | July 8, 2010 at 12:37 am |

    Thanks for the comment and the sub fzyo, both are much appreciated!

  9. You are a very nice person, hope to see you more.

  10. faxodotcom | July 8, 2010 at 2:12 am |

    GREAT VID!!!

  11. Ersabette | July 8, 2010 at 2:24 am |

    Thank you for your comments. I have more to say but I have to run, just wanted to say thanks real quick!

  12. WilliamsShamir | July 8, 2010 at 2:25 am |

    i wish i could leave everything and go live rural too , i think it takes a lot of guts to do what you did …
    i wish more people would have choose the choice you did … and then more and more people would have the guts to go along …

  13. canucktunes | July 8, 2010 at 2:34 am |

    In regards to shopping, I mostly purchase music, DVDs and the related books, memorabilia and electronics online, as you can see from my website. I list my favorites on there.

    I also purchase some of my clothing online, mostly from Sears but occasionally from the HBC stores. But I have yet to order groceries or prescriptions online.

    I also ordered a few things from Canadian Tire online. They’re pretty good and their sister company, Mark’s Work Warehouse is also online.

  14. canucktunes | July 8, 2010 at 2:39 am |

    I was about 20 minutes away from the nearest hospital, where minor surgeries could be performed, three and a half hours away from a major hospital. They have since built another major clinic at around 30 minutes where I used to live and reduced the surgery staff at the hospital I used to go to.

    I had no pharmacy or grocery store in my community but was lucky to live a few feet away from a small store for the basics. I endured hour long bus rides for school, each direction.

  15. canucktunes | July 8, 2010 at 3:39 am |

    People are generally quite friendly in my neighbourhood. There are a few rude people and people that are just so out of it that they don’t know what they’re doing. But it still has that small town feeling at times.

    There isn’t as much distance and despondence in people as there was when I lived in the core as well. It’s probably because I lived near several social housing developments when I lived in the core. But I still met plenty of people in good humour on the bus and while shopping then.

  16. Ersabette | July 8, 2010 at 4:29 am |

    move back. The stress I see now comes from the fear of the unknown – living really one year to the next depending on the fishery. We don’t know what to expect this year and that’s rather scary.

  17. Ersabette | July 8, 2010 at 5:02 am |

    Stress I believe is the key word. Of course there is a level of stress here too but in the city you not only have work related but road rage and crowds, etc. I used to hate grocery shopping, now I’m almost always greeted with friendly faces. Having only one main road (no lights) that takes me from one end of the island I live on to the other there is no road rage. There is a fair amount of drinking here too however I have yet to meet an angry drunk. I think I would detest it too if I had to

  18. Ersabette | July 8, 2010 at 5:34 am |

    cont heavily on the fishery they are completely isolated, a 45 min ferry ride before an hours drive to a hospital or any kind of shopping more than food. I’ve too been looking more into shopping online, what sites do you use?

  19. Ersabette | July 8, 2010 at 5:57 am |

    Hey Canuck, I’m curious how far away you were from everything back in NB? I am better off here than some, there is a hospital however for anything more than minor ailments either have to travel over an hour or go to St. John’s – 6hrs from here. I couldnt’ agree more about the pollution! There is nothing like fresh salt water air to clear your system. I wasn’t much of an outdoorsy person back home but I love getting out here, even in the winter. Considering Fogo Island which depends cont

  20. canucktunes | July 8, 2010 at 6:49 am |

    (cont) In regards to rudeness, I lived in a pretty grumpy community during my childhood.

    Everyone was always stressed about the local paper mill closing, so people drank and were incredibly rude to each other – Especially during the long, cold, winters.

    It was only when I moved to Fredericton for a year that I found out that people weren’t normally like that. So you can just guess my reaction when when moved back. I detested it.

  21. canucktunes | July 8, 2010 at 7:18 am |

    I prefer the suburb city I’m in myself. I had lived in a small coastline village in New Brunswick until my mid teens but I wouldn’t go back because everything was so out of the way. And I tried living in the city core for a few years, in Ottawa, but hated it because of the pollution, so I moved back to the suburbs.

    I rarely visit the core now. I have pretty much everything I need here, except for a hospital, and a large percentage of my shopping is online. (cont)

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