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Old 08-08-2007, 07:38 AM
 
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I guess you didn't get my sarcasm from last night. (I was really tired.) People who move somewhere are always finding REAL people there, unlike the "fake" people they left behind. Interestingly, those who move TO Colorado find real people there, those who move FROM Colorado find real people where they move to.

There is certainly a "Keeping up with the Jones'" mentality here, especially in "how many fourteeners have you climbed", etc, etc. Go to any high school and look at the late model cars in the parking lots.

We lived in several lower-income neighborhoods. We never even met most of our neighbors. Here in this more middle-class 'hood, it is different. We do know each other. And as for worrying about crime in the higher-end 'hoods, well, crime is associated with poverty. The neighborhood experience, IMO, is highly dependent on just who lives there, and not on their incomes or the prices of their houses.
I did catch the sarcasm but also thought you posed a "real" question, so thought I'd take a stab at it.....
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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to landsharkviki,

i'm sorry you've had a hard time in grand junction. I would highly recommend denver or boulder for what you are seeking... not to mention TONS of singles here as well as lots of options in your profession I would assume (you mentioend major med center)
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I did catch the sarcasm but also thought you posed a "real" question, so thought I'd take a stab at it.....
Well, I did pose a real question. I was interested in how someone defines a "real" person, as opposed to . . . what?
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Default real people

Maybe using 'true people' would help some of you to understand what I'm trying to say.....I'm speaking from my experiences only.
By the way.....does anyone know the definition of sarcasm?
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Old 08-12-2007, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Well, I did pose a real question. I was interested in how someone defines a "real" person, as opposed to . . . what?
It is a real question. Another word used on this forum is "culture". I too would be interested in how someone defines "culture", as opposed to...what? IMO it is one of those in the eyes of the beholder things. What is real person to one is someone they can relate with and to another they may be shallow etc. Same with culture, some may think long haired music, operas etc. To others they would rather take a beating. Does that make someone "unreal" or someone who enjoys nature (for instance) uncultured? Or one that enjoys med. dry wine less cultured that those that expensive dry?
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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It is a real question. Another word used on this forum is "culture". I too would be interested in how someone defines "culture", as opposed to...what? IMO it is one of those in the eyes of the beholder things. What is real person to one is someone they can relate with and to another they may be shallow etc. Same with culture, some may think long haired music, operas etc. To others they would rather take a beating. Does that make someone "unreal" or someone who enjoys nature (for instance) uncultured? Or one that enjoys med. dry wine less cultured that those that expensive dry?
I hate to put words in other people's mouths, but I think what Nadine and I are both saying is that we know who we are, and we don't like being compared to someone else's definition of a "real" person or a "cultured" person. Most of these definitions seem to be in the eye of the beholder.
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Mesa
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OMG, I guess this means I can't move to Denver....I'll be bringing a triple whammy with me....ex-Californian, ex-Texan, and ex-Floridian.


Maybe if I promise to be real nice........
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I hate to put words in other people's mouths, but I think what Nadine and I are both saying is that we know who we are, and we don't like being compared to someone else's definition of a "real" person or a "cultured" person. Most of these definitions seem to be in the eye of the beholder.
Didn't know that anyone was comparing you or Nadine to anyone or anything. I was just saying people I've had the pleasure to meet are real.....true......genuine.....not artificial. And I do agree that most all definitions seem to be in the eye of the beholder. For instance....the definition of sarcasm is 'a cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound'. I believe if people knew the true meaning of sarcasm, it would not be used so loosely.
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Old 08-14-2007, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I didn't say anyone was comparing me to Nadine. We both agreed on that issue, is all. And just because a dictionary definition of sarcasm includes "intended to wound" does not mean I used it that way. I think referring to certain people as "genuine" and others as "fake" is silly and I was trying to point that out. Apparently, I did not make my point.
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
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I lived in Denver for 7 1/2 years and I was born in Iowa. I have lots of friends who were raised in CO, but yes it's become a very popular state and has lots to offer so it does have a lot of transplants. It's a running joke that no one in Denver is actually from Colorado these days. All that said, I did hear some backlash against people from California and Texas. I think people resented the cash Californians brought in and the lack of winter weather driving skills from both Californians and Texans. You'll still run across some "Native" bumper stickers but overall I found people to be friendly without being too obtrusive.
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