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Old 03-08-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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So what is it with those who seem to constantly whine about Florida and bash the state over and over again.

I am finding out even those who have moved away spend time here letting their thoughts out.

So help me understand something. I understand most people who have issues with something like to talk about it but it seems some of these bashers just cannot seem to let it go for some reason.

Then reading how many who bashed Florida for a long time and then ended up moving back to Florida are awful quiet.

It is an obsession? A relief? what is it?

 
Old 03-08-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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Another typical Sunny-Days90 thread. You really like starting problems on this board. Why cant "YOU" accept that people have different opinions.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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Originally Posted by Sunny-Days90 View Post
So what is it with those who seem to constantly whine about Florida and bash the state over and over again.

I am finding out even those who have moved away spend time here letting their thoughts out.

So help me understand something. I understand most people who have issues with something like to talk about it but it seems some of these bashers just cannot seem to let it go for some reason.

Then reading how many who bashed Florida for a long time and then ended up moving back to Florida are awful quiet.

It is an obsession? A relief? what is it?
You should tell us. You may not have bashed Florida but you certainly did about NJ. "NJ people are born to be rude, NJ people are trained." Hmmm sounds like double standards to me.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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We have been quoting statistics. If statistics show that a particular county has a 9.9% unemployment rate, that is Florida bashing? If another statistic shows that a particular county has the highest foreclosure rate in the country, that is Florida bashing? If another statistic shows that more people are leaving Florida than moving in, that is Florida bashing? Nobody wants to know this? Sweep it all under the rug and prentend that everything is just hunky dory in paradise?

As far as everything else, it is all subjective. However, if one were to say that ALL children hate the snow or ALL children love the beach, you cannot make such a blanket statement. That is simply untrue. No, we cannot give statistics on this, but we can give our own personal experiences to disprove such a blanket statement.

I have said many, many times to posters, and even to my own daughter moving back to NY, secure a job BEFORE you move. That is sound advice no matter where; Florida, NY, California, etc., especially in this horrible state of the economy. Actually, I feel you are probably better off right now just staying put where you are if you are in good economic straits. Is that Florida bashing too? I think it's better to wait it out right now, be that going to Florida or anywhere else.

All the other threads/polls, again are very subjective. There ARE many people who don't like year round summer. There ARE many people who love the 4 seasons. And once again, not everybody is JEALOUS of people living in Florida. Again, that is a blanket statment and very subjective. Try going on some other state forums, YES YOU CAN post if you don't live in a state, and see what other people living in other states are saying about Florida. It just might surprise you.

Done with my "bashing" for the day.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I guess I'm one of those people who are lucky enough to love where they live.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: WI
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I guess I'm one of those people who are lucky enough to love where they live.
You ARE lucky. I'm jealous.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Yes. I am Jealous too. I say that to my daughter all the time. It doesn't matter where you are. Just that you love where you live.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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In my opinion people bash Florida because they move here with certain expectations that they are going to live like they do when they are on vacation. When reality sets in and you've done the beaches and fixed your house up and the newness wears off, reality sets in. You think why did I move here. Its so hot, I am living the same life I did. What was I thinking? I gave up my home and friends and things I was familar with, for what better weather in the winter? So instead of blaming yourself for it not living up to your expections its easier to blame Florida.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I guess I'm one of those people who are lucky enough to love where they live.

Me too
 
Old 03-08-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default I wish you and your sister the best

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Me too
You are both where you should be. I think back on my life and how I so took for granted everything that I had there. You don't know what you've got until it is gone?

May you both have the happiness I had when I was there.
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