Tall buildings, sky-scrapping towers, beautiful lights and modern infrastructures are the things we commonly see in the city. People from different places around the country, especially those in the provinces come to the city to seek jobs in view of greater opportunities.
For most of us, we look at the city as a representation of prosperity and modernity. It is the hub for entertainment, business, politics, power and everything that we think that’s upper-class. And so, as human beings who are born inherently discontented, have decided to move to the city and settle their lives there.
As a result, the population density is becoming heavier and heavier due to the number of people crowding the city. Basically, when population density becomes unbalanced there will always be adverse effects. The effects may manifest in psychological, sociological and physical aspects in people’s lives.
In view of these harmful effects, a group of researchers have found out that a part of human brain which causes fear called the amygdala is particularly and directly affected with the stress and strains of living in the city. According to the research, there is a higher risk of 21% for the city dwellers to be diagnosed with mental disorders compared to those who dwell in the rural areas.
This study also discovered that mood swings are more intense in those people who live in the city than those who are not. The worst scenario is that more individuals who live in the city commit suicide due to depressions, frustrations and failures.
While I may agree that living in the city is truly stressful, I still believe that these things are inevitable in life. What you must need to do is to anchor your life in a stable rock, so that when storms come you won’t be drifted away.