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Old 09-20-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Orlando Suburbs
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I'm from the Boston area, a college student, who wanted to escape the winter and snow. I left everything behind to start over new at Florida Atlantic University. I'm soon finding out how much of a hell this place is.

The weather is great; the people are horrible. Here's a sum of the adjectives I can use to describe all of the people I've met in the Boca area: antisocial, sheltered, snobby, stuck up, shallow, boring, soul-less, unmotivated, withdrawn, unadventurous, unexciting, uninteresting, narrow-minded.

At college up north I lived in the dorms. Everyone knew each other, everyone hung out with each other, and everyone was friends and actually did things. I had a million friends.

But I was suffering from seasonal affective disorder. I had to get away from winter. So I came to FAU at the end of August to live in the dorms.

Everyone is segregated by race it seems. Sheltered and narrow-minded. Blacks hang out with blacks and whites hang out with whites.

Everyone seems to hang out with that one person they meet because they're either too anxiety prone or unmotivated to meet new people. Everyone stays in their room and form almost an unbreakable social barrier around themselves. They might seem nice, but it's superficial. They don't want to hang out or meet new people, they stick with what they know. No one seems to have substance or a personality. It's like I'm surrounded by mindless, soulless zombies, like I'm playing "The Sims."

I know a bunch of people are going to come and tell me to work hard, go out and make it happen blah blah blah. I have been. I've met literally two friends since Ive been here, and our bonds aren't even strong. I've been here an entire month and have never been more lonely in my life.

My opinion: the only good thing about Florida is the sunny, warm weather. Nothing else.

Am I missing something?
Why don't you transfer somewhere else? If it has only been a month maybe you should give yourself more time to "adjust".
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Miami North (Orlando)
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Stay out of bars?
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:54 PM
 
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Originally Posted by forty six & two View Post
I'm from the Boston area, a college student, who wanted to escape the winter and snow. I left everything behind to start over new at Florida Atlantic University. I'm soon finding out how much of a hell this place is.

The weather is great; the people are horrible. Here's a sum of the adjectives I can use to describe all of the people I've met in the Boca area: antisocial, sheltered, snobby, stuck up, shallow, boring, soul-less, unmotivated, withdrawn, unadventurous, unexciting, uninteresting, narrow-minded.

At college up north I lived in the dorms. Everyone knew each other, everyone hung out with each other, and everyone was friends and actually did things. I had a million friends.

But I was suffering from seasonal affective disorder. I had to get away from winter. So I came to FAU at the end of August to live in the dorms.

Everyone is segregated by race it seems. Sheltered and narrow-minded. Blacks hang out with blacks and whites hang out with whites.

Everyone seems to hang out with that one person they meet because they're either too anxiety prone or unmotivated to meet new people. Everyone stays in their room and form almost an unbreakable social barrier around themselves. They might seem nice, but it's superficial. They don't want to hang out or meet new people, they stick with what they know. No one seems to have substance or a personality. It's like I'm surrounded by mindless, soulless zombies, like I'm playing "The Sims."

I know a bunch of people are going to come and tell me to work hard, go out and make it happen blah blah blah. I have been. I've met literally two friends since Ive been here, and our bonds aren't even strong. I've been here an entire month and have never been more lonely in my life.

My opinion: the only good thing about Florida is the sunny, warm weather. Nothing else.

Am I missing something?
There's a lot of different kinds of people but you seem to have a problem with everyone across the board. I have a feeling it is you not them.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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There's a lot of different kinds of people but you seem to have a problem with everyone across the board. I have a feeling it is you not them.
What he said ^^^^!
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Finish out the semester and transfer out. As I have many times, you either love Florida or hate Florida (me). At least you are young, free, and not stuck with a job, house, spouse, kids. I left when I was 22 after 6 months. It is so much easier in your life circumstances than when you have all of the former.
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: NJ
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My cousin went to Oswego, and it was so bad she sat and cried the whole year, the girls were horibble to her the boys no better and they WERE ALL SNOBS...she stuck it out the whole year..now she transfered to Oniota, thinking it would be better, well according to her some nice people she has met, and alot of shallow ones too..so you will have it anywhere you go...that is just life....my neighbors kids are at NYU and talk about snobs??? My best friend here's son is going to FAU and is extremely happy, has made some friends and they are from westchester NY...honestly you need to give it some time before making the decision you hate it, cause a month isnt long enough to make such a big life decision...my friend across the street her kids go to UF and love it and will have her 3rd going there next fall....My son wants to go to FAU as well....It always takes time when you are in a new place, you must give it time to adjust...I just have to love all these Boca Comments like there are NO real people here that are nice.....if its that bad then try to transfer to another college or go back up north...
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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The first thing you did wrong was moved to Boca Raton. About the people, I dont know if I'd consider them unadventurous, uninteresting or unexciting, but rude, anti-social and stuck up... YES. In general, but look at who's drawn to that area - those people mainly.
When I lived in So. FL there were a couple of very true sayings about Boca Raton. "People were "So very Boca" and "The Boca Bi**ches," referring to the women. Both true.
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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Default Where Do You Live in FL?

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There's a lot of different kinds of people but you seem to have a problem with everyone across the board. I have a feeling it is you not them.
WRONG! He's in a bad place and a bad situation--time to move out ASAP!
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: NJ
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When I lived in So. FL there were a couple of very true sayings about Boca Raton. "People were "So very Boca" and "The Boca Bi**ches," referring to the women. Both true.
im so NOT Boca and have friends, of which are very nice people....most have money but are real and very down to earth, and my other friends are also very nice and aren't wealthy...again, stereotype...as I dont consider myself a Boca B*tch
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:36 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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I'm from the Boston area, a college student, who wanted to escape the winter and snow. I left everything behind to start over new at Florida Atlantic University. I'm soon finding out how much of a hell this place is.

The weather is great; the people are horrible. Here's a sum of the adjectives I can use to describe all of the people I've met in the Boca area: antisocial, sheltered, snobby, stuck up, shallow, boring, soul-less, unmotivated, withdrawn, unadventurous, unexciting, uninteresting, narrow-minded.

At college up north I lived in the dorms. Everyone knew each other, everyone hung out with each other, and everyone was friends and actually did things. I had a million friends.

But I was suffering from seasonal affective disorder. I had to get away from winter. So I came to FAU at the end of August to live in the dorms.

Everyone is segregated by race it seems. Sheltered and narrow-minded. Blacks hang out with blacks and whites hang out with whites.

Everyone seems to hang out with that one person they meet because they're either too anxiety prone or unmotivated to meet new people. Everyone stays in their room and form almost an unbreakable social barrier around themselves. They might seem nice, but it's superficial. They don't want to hang out or meet new people, they stick with what they know. No one seems to have substance or a personality. It's like I'm surrounded by mindless, soulless zombies, like I'm playing "The Sims."

I know a bunch of people are going to come and tell me to work hard, go out and make it happen blah blah blah. I have been. I've met literally two friends since Ive been here, and our bonds aren't even strong. I've been here an entire month and have never been more lonely in my life.

My opinion: the only good thing about Florida is the sunny, warm weather. Nothing else.

Am I missing something?

One month and you have this opinion already?

Can I ask you something? Why did you move to Florida in the first place?
Did you research Florida before you chose to move?

Trust me, most problems that you will see posted here are not because of Florida, it is because of the person.

Give it time, you are young and it takes time to adjust.

If anything, finish your education and then move.

Life it what you make it, we all have to deal with people we have issues with and Florida is not any worse then any other location I have even been.
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