The conversation about the aftereffects of rapid urbanization on the young generation and senior citizens has always been a hotly discussed topic in every platform. However, there aren’t enough discussions that address the mid-generation or the adults. The sad thing is, the pressure of fast-paced work and busy city life seldom give them the opportunity to sit and think about any of these. But the long-term effect of this isn’t going to be healthy as mental and physical health would be adversely influenced by this lifestyle.
Don’t we all agree that this segment of people also deserves their due share of peacefulness in life?
How do we achieve this without compromising on their ambitions and aspirations?
In a complete urban setup, this possibility may become difficult as the environment needed is hard to achieve amongst the skyscrapers. On the other hand, going back to an absolute rural setting would create hindrances in their career path. The solution has to be holistic that includes the best of both worlds. How about a Rurban life that extends both the comforts of urban space and advantages of a rural village? It might sound a bit utopian but is definitely attainable.
Rurban communities put forward infinite chances for people, the adults, to unwind and rejuvenate their mind and body, and introduces them to a slow-paced life outside the concrete piles. Here, they get to spend time with their family, like-minded community, and their inner self which makes life more meaningful. Mindful living influences them to be more conscious about their surroundings and helps look at the larger picture. In simpler words, it lets people wake up to the music of birds rather than speeding vehicles. A calm and peaceful environment that is full of life.
Hobbies and skills which took a backseat in their busy life get ignited with the motivating atmosphere. Farming activities inside the community can keep them engaged. For those who work from home, Rurban environment would be a natural mood booster owing to the serenity of the place. The opportunity to take part in collective community activities would support in balancing a healthy and happy social life. Being close to nature amidst like-minded people is one of the best things that a community like this can put forward.