There are are a lot of negative stereotypes of people who live in rural areas. In some cases it’s deserved but, as with any stereotype, there are so many exceptions. I live in a pretty remote area yet grew up in Boston & MontrĂ©al, have a master’s degree from an Ivy League university, follow world and national news closely, have traveled extensively, and am centre-left in my politics. I love visiting cities and would like to spend more time in cities when I have time but could never live in one full time ever again because of the noise, pollution, crime, expense, and pretense. I may have chosen to be a gardener and lumberjack but, godamnit, I’m a sophisticated gardener and lumberjack. đŸ˜‚