If you ever find yourself idolizing rural lifestyles, remember: one of the main motivations for technological innovation is the fact (not opinion, fact) that rural life sucks.

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This statement is so flat, that I have to ask if you are trolling. Its kind of like saying "if you ever find yourself idolizing sober lifestyles, remember one of the main motivations for drug innovation is the fact (not opinion, fact) that being sober sucks"

@alec I'm half serious. Post was motivated by a bad day dealing with the absurd amount of bugs in the countryside, and a bad decade dealing with the demographic collapse of the rural places I've lived in.

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