Reason #69: people are there for you if you need them
The good thing about living in a small place like this is that you are never completely on your own. Especially if you’re sick or having a hard time in some way. There will always be people, neighbors, family or friends, to help you out. They’ll check up on you, bring you food, run errands. That’s a comforting feeling.
Having lived in cities all my life, it’s a completely new paradigm to get used to.
There’s another side to this, but that’s for another time.