What do you think are the inherent differences between someone raised in the city and someone raised in a rural area?
As a kid who grew up (and is still growing up) in southern Vermont I've always considered myself to be a product of my environment. The tranquility and poetry of the landscape has undoubtedly been the source of my contemplative way of thinking. The low concentration of people has led me to value people and relationships in a way I don't think I would if I was raised in say, Philadelphia.
That being said, I think the cultural isolation has really created a disconnect between my world and the real world. What do you think are some of the advantages and disadvantages of being raised in different areas? And do you think there is an 'ideal' place to grow up?