Would you live in a place with very few other people?

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  1. ben smith

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    thanks man! why? do you wish to move to the middle of nowhere in sweden too? i can play as loud as i like, sweet!
     
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    same here man.
     
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    I don't think i could make it but i admire a lot the people that can do it, it's not easy to leave the comfort that you can have in a city especially for a musician even if it's not always a bed of roses.

    I also have always been attracted by the North and that's another reason....
     
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    I do, in my mind. It’s been 8 years but I do miss it.
    I was relatively speaking close enough but I had 35
    miles of what still is “No Mans Land” - being there and having a BIG Black Bear in one’s yard along with Bobcat,
    Moose, Deer, Fishers and even the possibility of Mountain
    Lion is pretty special and don’t let me forget what is one
    of the largest Feral Cat Colonies in New England (they keep
    to themselves).

    It’s really important to bear arms in that area. When I regain my lost fortune I might try Maine. In the meantime
    I’m “socially distant by choice as well as mandate.”

    Coda: You know how every now and then a dog will drop
    the chalupa on your lawn? Imagine if You can a 400+ lb.
    Black Bear dropping one in your driveway...that is so heavy
    You have to use an old fashion steel shovel to dispose of
    the foreign object. The size of a regulation Basketball.

    That is all.
     
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    Live in the middle of a small town and surrounded by strangers . What was the question ?
     
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    If I had Internet and reasonable amazon service, sure!
     
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    My BIL works as a gillie on the estates on the islands and western islands. Loves it. I live in the sticks and love it but being an outsider on an island of 200 could be hard. Then again, many homes are holiday homes and the kids have left.

    Is your colleague a long ferry ride from the mainland?

    Has he seen the police drama ‘Shetland’?
     
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    Yes, as an introvert this would be a dream for me.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Nightmare scenario. I live in a village but not far from several reasonable size towns and about 45mins from London. I get to see folk but, in the current situation, I'm really missing music and socialising. So being that remote would be hard.
     
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    That’s just about the way I grew up.and I loved it. It was my intention to live and die in that little valley. But things didn’t turn out that way and I had to move away to find work. Now I’m quite spoiled by the convenience of suburbia. Everything I need is right here around me.
    If one doesn’t know a different way he can be content but once one lives with friends around him isolation can be lonely .Just look at the current situation, how many people enjoy staying at home and having nowhere to go?
     
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    I spent my childhood in rural Iowa so the part with few people around would be familiar. What I would miss is the convenience of a larger city within an hour drive.
     
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    Hell yes!
     
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    It depends.

    Are any of these people related to me by blood or marriage?
    If so, I’m out.


    (Outside of my wife and kid, of course)
     
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    I would like it but I would need to have internet and be close to a shop, a pub/restaurant and maybe a post office.
     
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    That's the big thing for me as well, qualifying "internet" as being reasonably priced high speed and not super slow telephone company internet that really can't handle video streaming or gaming or spotty and expensive 4G.

    I do currently live in the edge of Atlanta suburbs, roughly half way between Atlanta and Athens GA. It's kind of a small town vibe but big city things (good and bad) aren't that far away. We've been considering moving to a more rural area, further away from larger cities, but things have to work out job-wise as well as internet and Amazon wise.
     
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    I would not live on a remote island, especially in a cold climate.

    We have the best of of both here in VA.
    A cabin tucked away in the hills we're out of sight of other dwellings.
    But we're only half hour drive from a town of 50,000 in one direction and 25,000 I n the other.
    I will let you guess which town we go to for supplies:)
     
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    I could live in a sparsely populated place, but I couldn’t work there.
    I love my work.
     
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    One can be lonely in a crowd or be happy alone .
     
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    Would I ??? Absolutely. I would have no problems.
    My wife.....not so much.....I don't think she would do well without a Target nearby.
     
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