Urban people are generally used to a 'herd' mentality, having basic services (including cooking) provided for them, never having to take care of a piece of property, having to fit into pre-concieved molds of 'society', not having to solve a lot of problems that we rural 'rugged individualists' do every day. How's that so far?
amen -- and it's a good thing to be interreliant, but a bad thing to be so slavishly.
Excellent post. You're right...it all boils down to Theodore Roosevelt's idea of Rugged Individualism. One group is taught "it takes a village." The other is taught how to shoot a firearm and read the Bible.