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Old 07-14-2012, 12:40 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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West coast is more about lifestyle before career, East coast is career before lifestyle.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:31 AM
 
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Clearly, im not suited for the East. Its home, but when you see what else is out there, its hard to stay.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:10 AM
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LOL the two places I have lived are LA and Boston.

I agree with your assessment. I also feel like I must be pretty out-of-touch with a lot of America as I have only ever lived two of the most liberal cities in the US (though I am originally from a fairly moderate city in CA).
Hehe. You have lived 2 extremes. It does give you better perspective, but the adjustments...whew.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:13 AM
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I don't get the "mother knows best" and "father knows best" thing.

That's my weird way of saying, East is more push, move, go/male energy, while the West is more relaxed, let things happen, don't force energy/female energy. My West coast is showing.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:15 AM
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West coast is more about lifestyle before career, East coast is career before lifestyle.

Yes, agreed. Underlying that is a different outlook on life. West is interested in "being," while the East is interested in "doing" is how I see it.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:06 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Yes, agreed. Underlying that is a different outlook on life. West is interested in "being," while the East is interested in "doing" is how I see it.
I can agree with that. I'm a lifelong east-coaster, and to me the most important word in the English language is "do."

But that doesn't only apply to career though.

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Old 07-17-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Boston
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What are your feelings, in a few words, about the vibe of both areas and how it felt to you? How did the people feel to you? Don't necessarily mean California West Coast or Boston East Coast, anywheres.


East Coast--closed system, tradition bound, community oriented, narrow focus, "father knows best," patriarchal, hierarchal

West Coast--open system, non-traditional, individually oriented, wider focus, "mother knows best," non-patriarchal, non-hierarchal
I don't particularly agree with all of this. I grew up in LA and have lived my adult life in Boston. I see more similarities than differences, but regarding the specifics you've listed, I can agree about what I've bolded. I think in large part this distinction derives from the West coast having a much more recent period of growth, meaning that to a large extent the culture has been formed by recent migrations (recent meaning past few generations). Traditions and community take longer than that to form. This is why it's fairly common in Boston to find several generations of a family living in the same neighborhood, whereas in L.A., the family will be dispersed throughout Southern California.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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East Coast - yuppies

West Coast - hippies

I prefer the history and the wide variety of cities on the East Coast, but I really dislike the congestion.

I love the ocean vistas and more relaxed vibe of the West Coast.

I dislike the emphasis on politics and political agendas - extreme on either coast. Sort of ruins the whole ambiance to me if you want to know the truth.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:41 PM
 
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East Coast - yuppies

West Coast - hippies

I prefer the history and the wide variety of cities on the East Coast, but I really dislike the congestion.

I love the ocean vistas and more relaxed vibe of the West Coast.

I dislike the emphasis on politics and political agendas - extreme on either coast. Sort of ruins the whole ambiance to me if you want to know the truth.
Just move inland a little bit.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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East Coast - yuppies

West Coast - hippies


I prefer the history and the wide variety of cities on the East Coast, but I really dislike the congestion.

I love the ocean vistas and more relaxed vibe of the West Coast.

I dislike the emphasis on politics and political agendas - extreme on either coast. Sort of ruins the whole ambiance to me if you want to know the truth.

Are we talking the majority?

Upstate NY and New England is hippie ground zero.

There are a ton of yuppies in Seattle, Portland, and SF too. Thats the counter balance to NYC, Boston and DC. Id say Philly is more hipster.
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