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Unread 02-13-2012, 07:52 PM
 
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Not in my experience, either growing up or as an adult. I have lived in the city and found most of the neighbors far less friendly that those in the burbs.
Im sure your life is full of rich experiences, but I doubt your experiences apply to everyone.

Often city folk are rude. However, Suburban people are often shallow, fake, and isolated. Take your pick.

 
Unread 02-13-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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Im sure your life is full of rich experiences, but I doubt your experiences apply to everyone.

Often city folk are rude. However, Suburban people are often shallow, fake, and isolated. Take your pick.
You do realize suburban people are just like city people only live slightly further apart, Right?
 
Unread 02-13-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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You do realize suburban people are just like city people only live slightly further apart, Right?
Something happens to a lot of people and they get more isolated.

If I had funding I would conduct research to see why surbanization can make people lazy, think less, and angry. I dont have an explanation for it but it should be a top priority to get to the bottom of this.

I urge you to write to your elected officials.
 
Unread 02-13-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Something happens to a lot of people and they get more isolated.

If I had funding I would conduct research to see why surbanization can make people lazy, think less, and angry. I dont have an explanation for it but it should be a top priority to get to the bottom of this.

I urge you to write to your elected officials.
Maybe you can start your research by looking at why the crime rate is usually higher in the cities and the city schools are failing, hmmm? And why every square inch of land has to be developed. Also why city schools often look like a 4 story factory surrounded by a small concrete "playground".

Some people want something better for themselves and their children.
 
Unread 02-13-2012, 09:36 PM
Status: "Maple tree is leafing out!" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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You do realize suburban people are just like city people only live slightly further apart, Right?
You said it better than I could have!

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Something happens to a lot of people and they get more isolated.

If I had funding I would conduct research to see why surbanization can make people lazy, think less, and angry. I dont have an explanation for it but it should be a top priority to get to the bottom of this.

I urge you to write to your elected officials.
It's crappy research if you come to your conclusion first.
 
Unread 02-13-2012, 09:59 PM
 
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You said it better than I could have!



It's crappy research if you come to your conclusion first.
The sky is blue. Humans have always had to drink water. The sun was always bright to look at. These things are known, along with how unfriendly and isolated suburban people are. In fact the bad attitudes of suburban people is metaphorically even brighter than the brightest star.

The conclusion is known Katiana. The reasons for it are still iffy. As civilization advances we can only hope that science cracks what could be one of the greatest mysteries of the 21st century.
 
Unread 02-13-2012, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Of course there are a few exceptions.

Doesnt change the fact that most suburbanites tend to be miserable and isolated. Stuck in a boring generic house, with increasing debt, and worse job prospects. They spend their life sitting in traffic to get to work and their free time is spent on buying material positions that TV tells them they need. Their situation gets worse and worse, and most watch hopelessly.

It is a good thing suburbs are now reversing, or making changes to make them more urban.
Wow, you sound like an angry bitter person.
 
Unread 02-13-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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Wow, you sound like an angry bitter person.
No, just the messenger of bad news.

Somebody has to do it.
 
Unread 02-13-2012, 10:10 PM
Status: "Maple tree is leafing out!" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The sky is blue. Humans have always had to drink water. The sun was always bright to look at. These things are known, along with how unfriendly and isolated suburban people are. In fact the bad attitudes of suburban people is metaphorically even brighter than the brightest star.

The conclusion is known Katiana. The reasons for it are still iffy. As civilization advances we can only hope that science cracks what could be one of the greatest mysteries of the 21st century.
The conclusion is NOT known.

I live in a suburb. On Dec. 1, I had hip surgery. We had a huge snowstorm (~10 inches, IIRC) that day. After being at the hospital all day with me, my husband was very happy to see that our next door neighbor had shoveled out our driveway and sidewalk, no mean feat since he had to do his own as well. Many neighbors brought us food during those first few weeks, offered to give me rides when I couldn't drive, etc. Some came to visit me in the hospital. Most of my city neighbors didn't even know my name, cry_havoc.
 
Unread 02-13-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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The conclusion is NOT known.

I live in a suburb. On Dec. 1, I had hip surgery. We had a huge snowstorm (~10 inches, IIRC) that day. After being at the hospital all day with me, my husband was very happy to see that our next door neighbor had shoveled out our driveway and sidewalk, no mean feat since he had to do his own as well. Many neighbors brought us food during those first few weeks, offered to give me rides when I couldn't drive, etc. Some came to visit me in the hospital. Most of my city neighbors didn't even know my name, cry_havoc.
Sounds like you got lucky and had a good neighbor. I have stated several times that there are exceptions, but generally what I said holds true.

Im not talking about your neighborhood, but suburbs as a whole. So please dont take it personally.

Also, I hope your hip get better.
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