The air you breathe, the water you drink, and the food you eat all helps make you who you are. Clean living, as those from the country call it, can lead to a long life without many illnesses. Take my grandfather for instance, he was raised on a farm where they grew their own food and his mom always cooked from scratch. Very seldom would they even eat at a restaurant because my grandmother insisted that they put chemicals in the food. I sometimes wish that I live such a simple life but I am an accountant who lives in a large city and I am surrounded by toxins and pollution. I live in a world where everywhere I go has a HVAC system that controls the air quality and the temperature. I tend to eat out a lot or grab some ready-made thing from the local market and I have no idea what is in my food. I try and stay as healthy as I can by eating fresh fruits and vegetables but even those aren’t always readily available where I live. I think back to the days when I would go visit my grandparents on the farm and help in the fields during the summer, they didn’t even have an air conditioner and they had a boiler to keep their house warm in the winter time. They can sit outside in the evening and enjoy the fresh air without a care in the world. I don’t know that I could live that way full time because I would miss having an HVAC system to keep me cool in the summer. My parents now own the farm where my grandparents used to live so I go back when I can to take a break from city life. I just make sure she go during the spring or the fall when the temperatures are more moderate because they still don’t have air conditioning.