Question of the Week #212

Ignoring all financial considerations, would you rather spend the next five years confined to the city of New York or to the environs of Morro Bay, a beautiful, isolated town on the California coast?

I mean, I pretty much ignore all financial considerations as it is… why is this different?

Just kidding.

“Confined” makes it sound like I’m being held prisoner. So would I rather be held captive in New York City or a tiny town overlooking the Pacific? I’m gonna go with Morro Bay, CA. Not to keep banging the “I’m an introvert” drum, but it seems to me that there would be a lot fewer people to have to deal with in Morro Bay for the next five years than I’d deal with in one of New York’s five boroughs.

And just because I couldn’t help myself, I looked up some information on this Morro Bay. It kind of sounds like perfection. Throughout the year, the average high temperatures stay in the 60s or low 70s. The low temperatures don’t get below the mid-40s. It gets kind of rainy during the winter, but it’s really not terrible. And they’ve got a big rock. Can New York claim that?

So I’m moving to Morro Bay. Who’s with me?

Seriously, though… which would you pick if you were forced to stay in one of these places for five years? Let me know down in the comments!

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

Feature Photos by Luke Dahlgren and Andre Benz on Unsplash

5 thoughts on “Question of the Week #212

  1. I think a quiet little place would be good for a while, but I think I’d get bored eventually. Big cities have the potential to provide different environments, so if I want to stay home, I’d stay home. If I want somewhere quiet, I could find it. Somewhere loud is easy. I’m also an introvert, but I don’t know that I could stand the same quiet place (lovely as it may be) for the same amount of time.

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  2. I think I’d pick the city! Like NYC is so big I could pick to live somewhere quiet and still stay in the confines of the city. Where I’ve lived in a small town and being stuck there SUCKS!! Even if I hate the loud city, I can still find escapes while being there.

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