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Old 11-29-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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So according to your colored map, how is it that Maryland and Delaware would be more of a culture shock than say New Mexico?
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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So according to your colored map, how is it that Maryland and Delaware would be more of a culture shock than say New Mexico?
Well I've never been to NM. But it seems to be a more progressive state, and therefore a similar culture to New England. I could be wrong though. I still have to visit. My cousin lives in Albuquerque and LOVES it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Well I've never been to NM. But it seems to be a more progressive state, and therefore a similar culture to New England. I could be wrong though. I still have to visit. My cousin lives in Albuquerque and LOVES it.


So you think the culture in New Mexico would be more similar to New England than th Coastal States on the East coast? Have you been out of New England? Just asking.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:29 PM
 
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The amount of culture shock a person gets depends on how open he/she is to other cultures and how willing he/she is to adapt. If you move to a new place rigidly expecting it to be like where you came from you will be in for a shock. If you move to a new place with an open mind you will have a smoother transition. It's more about who/how you are than about where you are moving.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Burlington, Colorado
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Well I've never been to NM. But it seems to be a more progressive state, and therefore a similar culture to New England. I could be wrong though. I still have to visit. My cousin lives in Albuquerque and LOVES it.
Because its a blue state? Maybe if your definition of culture shock is being around Republicans, but otherwise I can all but guarantee you would have more culture shock anywhere in NM except Sante Fe, resort communities, and to a lesser degree Abq, than most places in Michigan or even Arizona.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Because its a blue state? Maybe if your definition of culture shock is being around Republicans, but otherwise I can all but guarantee you would have more culture shock anywhere in NM except Sante Fe, resort communities, and to a lesser degree Abq, than most places in Michigan or even Arizona.
Yes. Blue states are more forward thinking. Red states are more backward thinking. However, if you notice my map in the original post, I also designated a bunch of blue Midwestern states having culture shock. So it's not all about political tendencies.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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I think anywhere in the south or hawaii would be the biggest culture shock to a new englander. I think a new englander would feel some what normal around ohio and the upper midwest
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Burlington, Colorado
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Yes. Blue states are more forward thinking. Red states are more backward thinking. However, if you notice my map in the original post, I also designated a bunch of blue Midwestern states having culture shock. So it's not all about political tendencies.
Haha!! Well thats an insulting comment... that depends on your opinion of who's ideas are "forward thinking"!!! But lets not make this a political thread. What I am saying is that NM would be more of a culture shock than those midwestern states... by a long shot. They are blue for a very different reason than Colorado and the coasts. Spend a few days in Gallup, Raton, Las Vegas, Tucomcari, Hatch, etc. Don't get me wrong, I love Gallup and have family and friends there.

State boundaries obviously aren't the best gauge anyways. I bet you would have more shock in Lyons, NY than in Madison WI or Austin TX.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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What a coincidence!! All the white states give me a culture shock.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Define culture shock. In 1972 I delivered one of my companies old delivery trucks to a small processing plant in Brooklyn. I had arrived in Brooklyn during the wee hours and slept in my truck ( around 14th & Utica if I remember correctly). When I woke up the next morning I was very hungry. I walked across the street to a Kosher Deli. It was crowded and the customers just sat down where ever they could find an empty seat. After I ordered a Bagel (my first ever) and a cup of coffee one of the other customers asked me where I came from because I sure had a funny accent. When I told him Nebraska he immediately asked if that was out where the Buffalo and Indians were. I told him we did have a few of both. NOW to me that was culture shock. The realization that many Easterners have absolutely no idea about the way of life in other places.

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