"After nine days I let the horse run free
'Cause the desert had turned to sea
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
there was sand and hills and rings
The ocean is a desert with it's life underground
And a perfect disguise above
Under the cities lies a heart made of ground
But the humans will give no love”
'Horse With No Name' (‘America,' 1972) America
Many who live in cities yearn for the open countryside to get relief from the bustle, to get away from people and find some quiet. While a break can be healthy, it will not solve any problems back in the city: the situation you return to will not have changed and apart from being rested, you won’t really have either. What it can enable you to do, though, is actually attempt to deal with the problems you felt you had to get away from, having the capacity and energy for the moment to do so. It might even clear your head enough to convince you that you need to make some big changes, like looking for a new job, sorting out your diet or your health, etc.
A love for city life is important if you want to keep living there. If you struggle to deal with it even after a good break, you should probably consider moving out to the suburbs or even further away into the countryside. You will be exchanging the city’s problems for a new set of problems, but these might be easier for you to deal with.
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