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Old 05-04-2019, 11:20 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I really dislike when someone makes this pat statement. I've lived places in places that I loved and I've lived in places that I hated. The difference for me in all of these cases was the place. The problem is not always just "themselves" (although it can be). Some people don't thrive in certain places for lots and lots of reasons.
I also dislike it. It comes across as judgmental, and reductionist.

There are so many mitigating factors as to why one place would be a "good fit" and another not.

I don't blame the uprooted person - or the place they moved to. Sometimes it's just a bad match.

 
Old 05-04-2019, 11:25 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Not sure if I agree with this for me anyway. I was born and grew up in Northern NJ. I never liked it and never felt right there, even as a kid and a teenager. I got out as soon as I possibly could and will never, ever go back. I hated going back even for short visits.
I didn't say a perfect fit, I said probably easier.

I didn't grow up far from you, in western Long Island. For some reason, I always felt "better" in New England.
When it came time to choose a college, I limited my search to New England and wound up in Massachusetts.

I love Western MA, by the way, especially the Pioneer Valley.
 
Old 05-05-2019, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Western MA
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I didn't say a perfect fit, I said probably easier.

I didn't grow up far from you, in western Long Island. For some reason, I always felt "better" in New England.
When it came time to choose a college, I limited my search to New England and wound up in Massachusetts.

I love Western MA, by the way, especially the Pioneer Valley.
I, too, always felt better and more myself in New England. My family had a Summer house on MV and I always breathed a sigh of relief upon arriving.

I went to college in MA and moved to NH from NYC finally about 13-14 years ago. I too now live in the Pioneer Valley now (Northampton)! I just moved here in February, so I am still settling in. But so far I really love it.

While I really loved living in Manhattan, I hated Kew Gardens and N. NJ. Even the years I spent in Manhattan, I knew that I didn't want to live there for forever.
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