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View Poll Results: Does attitude play a role in whether you'll like a city or not?
Yes, absolutely. 15 46.88%
To a certain extent. 16 50.00%
Not at all. 1 3.13%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-07-2007, 09:29 PM
 
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I am optimistic on some things and pessimistic on others. It really depends on the issue at hand. Experience and wisdom teaches you that people will respond a certain way if you come across in a particular fashion but I'm not sure that it's necessarily healthy to follow "popular" views and opinions. Sometimes you have to be strong and take a stand for what you believe in regardless of what others may think.

I respect everyone's opinions but don't necessarily agree with what everyone says or believes in. Furthermore, I know many people who have applied positive thinking and came out with negative results. Life isn't a boquet of roses. You just have to face the good with the bad and it's not easy by any means.
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:14 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Yes definately, you can tell several of the posters on these forums moved to Texas with bad attitudes and now they constantly bash the state on these forums. Same goes for other states too!
I agree it does play a huge part. There are two posters in particular that moved from the same state to Texas and both have bashed Texas to no end. One has changed their attitude a bit and not as negative as a few months ago. What I found rather sad was they had both posted how miserable they were in their MARRIAGE and that divorce is more than likely going to happen. Both went on to say they have talked to attorneys and all and that their marriage situation was not "rosy" before they moved and only go worse when they got here because now their spouse was with them 24/7. Not once did they say that their home situation was ANY factor in how they came to view their new state. Seriously even in your most favorite state if your home situation is sinking your not going to be the most joyous person and see everything in an optimistic state. Funny thing (or should I say sad thing) is that not once did they say their home situation was bad on the Texas forum. Hmmm
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:46 AM
 
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Before I visit a place for the first time, I try to keep an open mind about it. Just because one person had a bad experience there doesn't mean that someone else will. Each place has its own unique energy or vibe.With that in mind, it is important to seek out places that match our own personal energy and preferences. But, what I see often times are newly-transplanted people that bash a place that they obviously knew very little about or spent very little time in.


No place is a utopia. However, if people take the time to evaluate who they are and what type of environment they best thrive in, I think they can come close to being happy with their living environment most of the time. And having a positive outlook no matter what doesn't hurt either.
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:22 AM
 
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I think attitude plays a role to an extent. I have visited places I was all optomistic and excited about and was really disappointed when I got there and visa versa. I once moved to an area I was very open about and quickly found out it was not what I thought and hung in there 5 long miserable years.
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