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Old 08-17-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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If you had to play a matching game and ask whether Charlotte was more similar to a larger version of Columbia, SC or a larger version of Charleston, SC, which one would be true? The fact that the answer is Columbia tells you a lot.
What does it tell you? It's still not a whole lot like either one. If you want to bring SC cities into the mix, it's probably more like a larger version of Greenville (Piedmont city with heavy textile history, non-state capital, not really a college town, etc.).

 
Old 08-17-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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What does it tell you? It's still not a whole lot like either one. If you want to bring SC cities into the mix, it's probably more like a larger version of Greenville (Piedmont city with heavy textile history, non-state capital, not really a college town, etc.).
I would agree with Charlotte being much more like Greenville, SC - it is certainly nothing like Columbia or Charleston
 
Old 08-17-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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I respect the OP for the honest and respectful post...although the words are tough to swallow, at least it was worded so that it wasn't too awfully offensive. It's still hard to read negative things about your city, no matter which city it is.

I think this type of thing commonly happens in all cities - guy moves to the city, tries to fit in, is not successful, ends up disliking the city...guy moves away. I know that people often move to Atlanta and are surprised/disappointed at what they find here.
 
Old 08-17-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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I think this type of thing commonly happens in all cities - guy moves to the city, tries to fit in, is not successful, ends up disliking the city...guy moves away.
This is where the responses all fall apart. "ties to fit in". How sad is it that one would say/think "'well HE didn't make it",. Poor Blue, he didn't make it.

You can't believe how depressing to me this is (this kind of response)
 
Old 08-17-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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I respect the OP for the honest and respectful post...although the words are tough to swallow, at least it was worded so that it wasn't too awfully offensive. It's still hard to read negative things about your city, no matter which city it is.

I think this type of thing commonly happens in all cities - guy moves to the city, tries to fit in, is not successful, ends up disliking the city...guy moves away. I know that people often move to Atlanta and are surprised/disappointed at what they find here.
This would happen more in small towns [which social, is what charlotte essentially is]. Don't get allong with the majority social group? Well you're screwed. Big cities not so much, its hard to claim you can relate to no one in LA.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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I respect the OP for the honest and respectful post...although the words are tough to swallow, at least it was worded so that it wasn't too awfully offensive. It's still hard to read negative things about your city, no matter which city it is.

I think this type of thing commonly happens in all cities - guy moves to the city, tries to fit in, is not successful, ends up disliking the city...guy moves away. I know that people often move to Atlanta and are surprised/disappointed at what they find here.
Why is it hard to hear negative things about your city, whichever city it is? Why are so many people's self esteem tied to where they live? It's not like you all designed the city, or decided what to put where. It doesn't really make sense for anyone to take criticism of the place where they happen to live personally.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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People have their reasons for being bitter. But I may have said it before, if you can't enjoy yourself in the Charlotte area, you are going to be complaining just as much in the next place you live. I have lived in many places. I can't think of anywhere I didn't like, but I can certainly think of places that I likes much more than others. God gave us Jet Blue and Air Tran. so that if we have to have Broadway sometime, it is 90 minutes away.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 12:46 PM
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Hate to tell you but the guy makes several great points. Those that hate are among the "mediocre-ites" he addresses. Charlotte and garish go together much better than Charlotte and culture. Don't invite me to leave, did that several years ago.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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Why is it hard to hear negative things about your city, whichever city it is? Why are so many people's self esteem tied to where they live? It's not like you all designed the city, or decided what to put where. It doesn't really make sense for anyone to take criticism of the place where they happen to live personally.
I didn't say that I take it personally, but that it's hard to accept. I love my city and really don't like to hear negatives about it from outsiders, though I often criticize it myself. It's like that little sister you can't stand, but won't have anyone else talking badly about her.

I'm also a glass-half-full kind of person...I see more of the positives of a city rather than pulling out the negatives. That said, I believe I did point out that I appreciated the OP's well-worded post. Charlotte just is not a good fit for him, which is very different from arbitrary criticism of the city. I mean, he's coming from a place of experience rather than sitting over in (name of city here) throwing potshots at the city based on something he heard.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Hate to tell you but the guy makes several great points. Those that hate are among the "mediocre-ites" he addresses. Charlotte and garish go together much better than Charlotte and culture. Don't invite me to leave, did that several years ago.
If you hate what the OP is saying you are mediocre? LoL... that's petty and childish.
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