While city life used to be the most desirable lifestyle back in the day, that may not be the case anymore. With over-populated urban areas, constant congestion on roads, and severe pollution, cities today are hardly the paradise they were once seen as.
On the other hand, living in more remote locations such as mountains has become increasingly attractive to a huge population of the youth today. To understand this odd turn of aspirations, we decided to ask a few people the ifs and whys of living in the mountains over metropolitan jungles.
"Yes, I'd prefer living in the mountains, cause there aren't any people there, thanks." - Namrata, 25
"I actually lived in the mountains for around a month recently. It was so damn peaceful. Why go to the gym when you can just walk around in nature? City life is super draining and living in a more natural area is healthier." Tejas, 27
"There are a lot of perks to mountainsides. There's clean air, lovely sceneries, you can build cosy fires, and constantly feel like you are in an Eluiveitie (folk metal band) music video. I'd still rather live by the beach, though." -Shriya, 31
"Well, maybe. It's really beautiful and you get fresh mountain water. You can also go hiking. However, it can be rather inconvenient. Whenever you want to go food or clothes shopping, you'll probably have to go to a bigger village or city. I feel like I'm more likely to live in the mountains when I've retired." - Linda, 26
"No, there are bugs, and it's cold. Who's gonna climb to go to their house every day, anyway?" - Michell, 23