My farm life views, 7
My farm life experience and views
Welcome to my hub, my farm life views
Farm life may be peaceful, but to live in the farms is boring and you feel lonely.
Dear readers, even though we have been talking about my farm life experience in some previous hubs, at this point of time, I would have liked to go straight to the point again telling you all about my own personal life experience in the farm when I was very young, which is the most important experience during my young life, and which I ought to tell you as it was, if I want to make my point about my young life experience; since it is my first experience in the real world, and therefore the most important one, but I have also to tell you right away that it has affected me for the rest of my life adversely, because I was placed in a disadvantaged position right from the start.
While I am thinking about my younger life, at the same time I cannot help to wonder how today young people would react if they find themselves in such a disadvantaged position as I was then. So, I ask myself again and again would today young People have enough positive thinking to overcome the hard life that would be thrown at them, or would they just protest as it is usually done these days? Therefore I wonder what they would do.
I know that life means to us whatever we want life to mean to us. I believe that we need to be positive during our life that is what we have to do, if we want to overcome our difficulties. My own life is a very good example, as you are going to see, just because I have been positive during my whole life, even when things went the wrong way I just kept going the best way I could, really that is the only thing that one can do, without upsetting oneself too much.
You see from our drawbacks we can always learn something positive, and if these positive thoughts are added up, one can find a way to use them. You see today in my old age I am even able to write hubs in Hub pages in a language that is not my mother tongue, this might not be a great deal to some people, but it helps me to think that I am not that hopeless fellow that I was when I was young, because I have kept positive and tried to learn whenever I had the chance, I hope that you see what I mean?
Now that I have explained the position that I am in today, which is a sharp contrast to the ways I have been living when I was very young; in order to continue to tell you my life story, I believe that I have to describe to you first of all what the farms were like in those days, and how the farmers used to run them in a traditional manner at the time when I was young. And I want also to point out to you that, the farmers and their workers were then and are still nowadays the most important contributors of the welfare of this rural town of Genzano di Lucania, you see, the rural communities wherever you go in the world, they are still those people that grow food for the rest of the other communities, therefore growing any sort of food will always be necessary, for these reasons the rural people are very important contributors, and even more so in rural towns as, Genzano di Lucania is, but they do not seem to be recognized enough for their contributions, this attitude gives rise to malcontent and make life harder for the farming people.
Life can be very hard
As I was saying above people that live in the farms live a very hard and lonely life, bur wherever you are and whatever you do life can be very hard sometime, but we have to try to overcome those difficulties the best way we can.
Having this view in mind and having lived a rather hard life myself, I look at today world and wonder when I see young people struggling, while they are really living in the middle of plenty, but then I realize that they do not see it that way, so they want you to believe that they are living a hard life. Therefore I cannot help thinking that things have changed a lot for the better, therefore I cast my mind back to the times when I was young and I wonder what is wrong with the youths today, why they do not see all the good things around them that are available to them. I know that some of them do, but the majority of them don't.
Having said that now it would be good if we could compare today life to the days when I was young; So let me tell you why life was harder when I was young, especially for those youths that like myself ended in a disadvantaged position to work in the farms when we were very young: not only we were in a disadvantaged position and working just to earn a small living that consisted of just plain but wholesome food and some clothing on our back, but what was hurting most was that we were not appreciated from the rest of the community, only because we were not as good as the rest of the community in our communication skills, owing to the fact that we were living an isolated life in the farm, where communication skills are not taught and we did not ware flashy garments to show off, when we went to town and met the young town people, who seemed so clever well dressed and they knew everything that there was to be known.
The reason that I have been telling you this is that, it explains better how I felt then and how I feel even now about my life in the farm in those days when I was young, and I hope that there is no misunderstanding that this was a hard and boring life, I am doing this because I want to point out to you that my life experience in the farm has a very clear meaning to anybody that happens to read my life story, even if it is only a plain life story.
But there is also another side of this story, because what I have just said makes me reflect about what the elders of my time were telling me, which was in effect that life was much harder when they were young; this makes me think and ask myself: is this the ways that life looks like when we get old? Or it is indeed that the way of life is changing for the better today I wonder? Anyhow, I will be telling you my life story dear readers and you can decide for yourself, when you read my next few hubs, where I will continue to talk about my farm life experience.
Let me tell you my farm life
Dear readers, let me continue to tell you my farm life; in one of our hubs called, The heritage story, we have written again about the town that I came from and some of the ways of life of those times including my own life, so now I would like to go back and continue to tell you all about my own life again that I lived in this town, starting from the very beginning, well not really from the very beginning, because I have already told you part of my life story in the hubs: An old man story; Simple man life journey; My life my struggles; My life story and laments; Midway introduction life story; Simple man life observation and then more hubs about Genzano the town I came from.
Therefore now I am going back to my life story, starting from the time when I had to live school and go to help in the farm, I was about eleven years old when I went to work in the farm; today you may find that at that age one is just too young to work, but in those times that was the way that most people accepted as being normal. I know that it was unfortunate for me just because I and a few other young men were going to be the last of this old way of life in the farms, because since then things have changed a lot and life for young people is better now, since for a start they don’t start working as young as we did, therefore it is going to be hard to compare anything, if we want to really compare to those times.
But just to say one thing or two; can you just imagine a youth today that has just turned thirteen or fourteen to have to feed and look after the farms animals in winter time as we did, when they are in the stable because outside is very cold. You have to go out to bring in straw and hay to feed those animals, even when it is very cold, and then you have to take them to the well to water them, you have also to groom them and clean the stable every day, it is a very boring job to say the least. I am pretty sure that today youths would refuse to do it, just because there is no joy or pride for doing it. Of course there are many other things that are just as hard and boring when you are farming, but perhaps I have said enough to give you an idea of what we are talking about.
So, let me tell you about my life.
Dear readers it seems to me that I am having trouble while I am telling you my life story, because the computer marks some of my writings as having duplicate content, as if I am coping the story from somewhere else; but really this is my life story, so I can tell the story of my life as many times as I want and the way I want to tell it, just because it is my own life story; some people may think that I might have copied my life story from somewhere else, but I can assure you that I have not and if it resembles somebody else story it is just a coincidence. And does this really matter?
You see I have only one life to live and if I want to be true to myself and the rest of the world I have to tell it just the way it is, so there is no ways that similarities can be completely avoided. So, let me start telling you, my farm life experience as I lived it, even if today I think that it has caused me problems again.
In our future hubs I am going to show you how I have made an effort to break away from all those negative and painful things that were holding me back in the past, just because I did live in the farms when I was very young. So see you in our next hub, which is going to be another one of, my farm life chapter.