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Old 02-06-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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I can't figure out what you were asking me. I thought my post that you responded to was pretty clear and easy to understand.
I am asking what is the 20 year old Broke lifestyle, you mentioned in your post does that mean college kids or kids who just work normal jobs? What is the broke lifestyle I guess is what I am asking you.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:01 PM
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I am asking what is the 20 year old Broke lifestyle, you mentioned in your post does that mean college kids or kids who just work normal jobs? What is the broke lifestyle I guess is what I am asking you.
Usually it is peope who have college degrees that they choose not to use. I know a lot of people who are now in their 40s who have never made any effort to find gainful employment.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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And what lifestyle is that exactly?? Broke 20 year old?
Typical college student?
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:40 PM
 
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Some people in other cities like NYC, Seattle, Portland, etc complain about Yuppies moving to their city and ruining everything. Ruining everything by driving up the cost of housing, etc. I don't think this is the case for Atlanta. I think they have helped Atlanta IMO. What do you think?
Other cities should be so lucky as to have as many yuppies as we do here in the ATL. Yuppies are what put us on the map, and frankly they are a huge part of what keeps us there.

Rock on, Mr and Ms Neo-Yuppie!





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Old 02-06-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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@arjay57 ...oh man I love that clip.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:05 AM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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I haven't heard the term "Yuppie" in such a long time.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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Isn't 'yuppie' an acronym? Can't remember what it stands for.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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It's weird..."yuppie" means different things to different people. I think some of the above discourse is a confusion between the terms "yuppie" and "hipster." Yuppie, I thought, always referred to young, high-earning professionals. Sort of the type of vanilla person who incorporates trends after they've been smoothed out for mainstream consumption (like shopping at J. Crew/Banana Republic, listening to acts like Coldplay or Gotye). Hipsters are usually the ironically broke trust fund kids that make a poor area cool and, seemingly, thier only purpose in life is to be on the "cutting edge" of style and music (ie, the crowning acheivement in a hipster's life is "discovering" a band before everyone else). Typically the hipsters move to a poor area, infuse it with their parents' money and fill it with small local shops with faux-charm. Then, after it gets enough buzz, the yuppies will move in (once it's safe enough) and transform it into a more mass-produced vision of a "cool place." Yuppies will typically finally move to a suburb once they have kids that are school age (unless they can afford private) after years of saying "The schools here are THAT bad..."
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:53 AM
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Isn't 'yuppie' an acronym? Can't remember what it stands for.
Young Urban Professional.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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Then, after it gets enough buzz, the yuppies will move in (once it's safe enough) and transform it into a more mass-produced vision of a "cool place."

Anyone else thinking Decatur? LOL.
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