Would You Rather #56: Live on top of an Apartment Building in the city or a Mountain top? 


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There are pros and cons of living in the city, suburb or countryside depending on your lifestyle. The busyness of city life, car honking and traffic everywhere, malls and concerts lighting up the night contrasted with the serene atmosphere at the outskirts where the words of a couples’ fight could be heard clearly meters away.

The city is usually characterized for the go-getters, the happy-go-lucky and the nocturnal. Always alive and on the move. Hate the traffic but can’t deny the fact that you get to admire the cars in line waiting for the lights to turn green. Hate the congestion but love that few people know you so you live life caring less about what others think. You want to keep your place in the city? You don’t just survive, you have to thrive.

Living on the mountains sounds very relaxing and stress-free from the noise and fumes that modern civilization brings. For those really particular about fresh air and privacy, the mountain top would sound like paradise to them.

I think it would be nice to live at the top of a tall apartment building in the city where you get to see the whole city from your window. The view would be incredible. Be it Accra, Lagos, New York, Paris, or New Delhi, the view must be fascinating to watch. And having to use the elevator to get to your apartment kind of gives off a deluxe feeling. But if airplanes fly over your roof every day, the sound could get pretty irritating. But hey, it’s the city, right? The hustle makes the life the more worth living.

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I love my peace and quiet and I think living on a mountain top would do me just fine. It would be great for some writing retreat or some vacation from one’s normal life. Not a lot of neighbors to poke their noses into your business and a lot of opportunity to connect with nature for inspiration and comfort.

I love the city because of the sense of purpose that is drummed into you with each alarm that wakes you up and the urge to keep on going before you go to bed. And I love the idea of the mountain top because of the promise of serenity, privacy and rest.

I’d love to have both. Live in the city to build my life and escape to the mountain top for some needed retreat. But as a permanent residence, city for sure.

What about you? Where would you rather live? City Building or Mountain Top and why? Kindly share your thoughts.

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. I would probably do well if I could spend half my time in each place. I get a little bored in the country, but I get very claustrophobic in the city, after a while. I would like the space from the country, but the activities from the city.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah,that would be great, wouldn’t it? Thanks for sharing your thoughts ☺️👍

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  2. Mountain top. Love to see God’s creation without distraction of man made things. I always feel closer to Him when I am in nature.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Nice! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Julie!

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  3. kinda both….i love a well lit night…traffic and street lights, alittle noise, accessibility that comes with town and then i love me some silence, lots of lone time when i get home but i dont like it too dull and quiet

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah, me too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Sharon😊

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, John👍

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  4. VennRhymes says:

    I’ll live in the city and run off at the least opportunity unto the hills

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    1. joseyphina says:

      My thoughts exactly, Venn. 😉

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  5. Mandy says:

    Both would be fine but I’d settle for the city.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yep! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Mandy ☺

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  6. Matt says:

    I actually live on a mountain top! It’s very beautiful and peaceful, but I do also pine for the city I left (Sydney) where I once lived in an apartment on the 32nd floor. I guess I like living in high places 😉

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Oh really? You’ve lived the best of both worlds! Nice!

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  7. D'Dream says:

    Give me the mountaintop please! Lol. The feeling of living on a mountaintop in nature is tha bomb!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I know, right? 😊

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  8. Fairen says:

    I love these “Would you rathers”! I am wondering if you’d like to come on TMU to present this to our audience. If not, can we use this concept on our blog?

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Hi, I’m glad you love them. Not too sure what you mean by presenting it to your audience. If you could please explain?

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      1. Fairen says:

        Sure. We could do like a segment of “would you rather” every week or so. It wouldn’t be the ones posted on your site but some different ones. I was thinking that maybe you could be a guest/team blogger for this or if you’d rather not, we could borrow the idea.

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      2. joseyphina says:

        Either way is cool. You could use the concept for your blog. I’m glad you like it.

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      3. Fairen says:

        Since I love to have voices other than mine on TMU lol I’d love to have you on! :). I’ll go through your contact form if that’s okay.

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  9. the photo with the yellow building looks like somewhere I’ve been before in Ghana. I guess both places have equal advantages, its hard to decide.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah, it is in Accra

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      1. yeah, that’s where I saw it! I was there last year.

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