I hate those stories/movies, whatever, where a family, or like a lonely parent and a child, or whomever, moves from a big city like LA or NY, to some small town in the middle of nowhere, so they can learn lessons about life. I just can’t stand that. You can learn plenty about life from living in a large city, you don’t have to move to some farm in some tiny town in the middle of America to learn about the value of life or hard work, or whatever the story is trying to teach. I don’t like when movies/stories try to make certain parts of America better, or more valuable, than other parts. Small towns are not inherently better or more American than big cities, they’re just not. Everywhere has value, and can teach you something.
And this is coming from someone whose grandparents grew up on farms, whose great-grandparents had farms and whose family farmed for 300 years, literally, in America and Europe. I grew up in a small, Midwestern, American town, and I learned more life lessons in other places than I ever did from my “All-American” town. I guess I just wish this would stop being a thing, it really bothers me.
Sorry for this. End of rant.