Rural Life: Wholesome Values
Because I blog a lot, I’m on the Internet seemingly all the time. I browse Google News, CNN and Fox daily, I suppose to see what’s happening. But like you, I get caught up at times with the media feed, believing what I see as the only thing in life, that life has really come to all this troublesome stuff. But then I drive down the road, take a breath of fresh air and life as I once new it returns to norm.
The Savory Flavor of Rural Lifestyles
It’s quite possible that the best of rural life is a dirt road leading away from the shopping malls, town halls and city traffic. I was shocked once when told that there are people on the planet who’ve never been on a dirt road.
But if you think about it, there are people on this planet who have never been on a paved road. That’s how diverse and widely disparate the world is.
If we live primarily in our cell phones preferring FaceBook and other like-kind social media outlets over human contact, we are simply out of touch with nature. Those who know only asphalt, by no fault of their own, are not only quite often disconnected from the real essence of life, they live in a made-up world, a place full of man’s ideas, of brands and micro-cultures as well.
We can have opinions about it, formulate what it is through pictures and videos; but unless we’ve had time alone on or off a dirt road, we’ve not known that life is more than the complex illusion of vanity.
Walk A Dirt Road
If you haven’t done it in awhile or perhaps never, I encourage you to walk a dirt road somewhere by yourself or with a dog. Walk where you won’t likely see another person; walk for a goodly ways. Take a stroll in colloquial terms down a country lane where all you see and smell is outdoors.
You’ll find it does you good. You’ll process things you’ve worried over, decide things that need decisions. And if you find anything at all, you just might find yourself.
Dwayne Parsons, the owner/editor of SandpointPR,
is also a Realtor with
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