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I agree, this is the same phenomenon that has caused Americans to leave the farm over the past 100 years and become city dwellers.  Farm work, as it was on relatively small plots of land, as in China, can involve backbreaking labour with little money earned to purchase the "finer" things that city dwellers employed by factories are able to afford.  It takes a whole different mindset to see advantage in leading a simpler life style.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Sun Jul 1st, 2007 at 10:25:25 PM EST
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