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Old 12-10-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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The problem with Cincinnati is it has such a high-opinion of itself.
Oh look. Someone coming through to put us haughty Cincinnatians back in our place. God forbid we would be proud of our city.

Cincinnati far surpasses Louisville. And if Cincinnati is not attracting that younger, creative demographic then all those people in that demographic in downtown, OTR, CUF, Northside, etc. must be visiting from Louisville. Silly me, whatever was I thinking.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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So, when are they going to finish that subway?

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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So, when are they going to finish that subway?

Any day now.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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this topic has run its course. unless we hear more from the OP, can't we just drop it?
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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this topic has run its course. unless we hear more from the OP, can't we just drop it?
Works for me.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I'm shocked noone mentioned Clifton, probably would be the closest fit for this couple.

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The problem with Cincinnati is it has such a high-opinion of itself. That is why every city around it has passed it for years.
The problem with Cincy is the opposite. Its that of not having pride in itself, then in a weirdly provincial way supporting its lack of pride for itself as being the unquestioned unchanging norm. It creates a viscous cycle of self loathing that ultimately holds the city back along with its lack of interest in seeing things different ways than what is the accepted norm.

You want to see a city that has pride talk to a Chicagoan about their hometown, you couldn't get an attitude that is further from Cincinnati period.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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I'm shocked noone mentioned Clifton, probably would be the closest fit for this couple.
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OTR, Prospect Hill, CUF, Clifton Gaslight, Northside....
I did, way back when.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I'm shocked noone mentioned Clifton, probably would be the closest fit for this couple.



The problem with Cincy is the opposite. Its that of not having pride in itself, then in a weirdly provincial way supporting its lack of pride for itself as being the unquestioned unchanging norm. It creates a viscous cycle of self loathing that ultimately holds the city back along with its lack of interest in seeing things different ways than what is the accepted norm.

You want to see a city that has pride talk to a Chicagoan about their hometown, you couldn't get an attitude that is further from Cincinnati period.
It seems like those who think Cincinnatians have a lack of pride in themselves and are self loathing are mainly people people who don't live in Cincinnati. For my part, the greater percentage of people who reside in Greater Cincinnati are quite content with their living and exhibit pride in their surroundings. Those who are vocal about their perceived lackings in the City itself should just pack up and leave.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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this topic has run its course. unless we hear more from the OP, can't we just drop it?
If one is referring to the posters who attempted to steer the OP and his fiance away from their original concerns about Cincinnati, then, yes, this thread has run its course. But, as yet, little has been said about this couple being able to fully engage a Buddhist/Taoist lifestyle within this unique, atypical Midwestern city. My biggest concern is that further conversation be directly related to this, whereas posters who actually know something about these two religions can add their expertise. Of course, if the OP's no longer involved, why bother?
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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The problem with Cincy is the opposite. Its that of not having pride in itself, then in a weirdly provincial way supporting its lack of pride for itself as being the unquestioned unchanging norm. It creates a viscous cycle of self loathing that ultimately holds the city back along with its lack of interest in seeing things different ways than what is the accepted norm.
I think you're partly right, and this is coming from my perspective as a transplant who moved to Cincinnati from (*indrawn breath of horror*) northeastern Ohio:

(WARNING: Generalities ahead. After living in the area for 21 years, I know darn well that not everyone thinks alike)

Cincinnati is provincial, and the residents do have somewhat of a lack of interest in doing and seeing things differently -- not because doing and seeing things differently is right or wrong, but because the way Cincinnati is doing and seeing things is good enough.

But they do take pride in their city, and then turn around and take pride in their provincialism.

But self-loathing? Nah. They don't hate themselves because they're provincial. They celebrate it.

And really? That's neither wrong nor right.

Peter1948, you had a lot of guts to post that first sentence, I'll give that to ya!
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