4.1. The restoration of the myth
The regional seems to be bound to the traditional and creates something like a contrast to the hypermodern. This is wrong.
While in the 60's and 70's it was still completely bourgeois to stay in the village, in the 80's some began to leave the city at least temporarily for a nice second home in Tuscany or a finca in Spain. For some time now, the cities have been overcrowding again, for several reasons. And already a renewed urban exodus is setting in. This time, however, many decide to really get out, but it would be better to say: they want to get in again - into village life.
Not only Corona and now the floods
from the heavy rains show, the village
is vital. It lives, it has lived - its
own dynamics, its own little story,
independent and detached from the rapid
and dazzling development in the cities.
There are regions in Germany that are
provinces by virtue of their topography
alone, remote, closed off, on the
outside. But these remote villages have
developed in two directions, according
to one study: In one, the inhabitants
crawl into passivity and victim
mentality. In the other, there is a
climate of openness and change.
4.2. How to leave the comfort zone
The empty reality
Now they say that the dynamics of the big city devour the psyche. The fast, the intense at some point you can't catch up with it anymore. That's true. The city is simply too loud.