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Old 07-30-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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It seems like most people younger than 30 or 35 want to be Californians. In the sense of adopting a West Coast accent (because regional eastern/southern accents supposedly betray ignorance, racism or provincialism), skateboarding and listening to Californian bands and rappers (though this is maybe more a 90s/early 2000s thing), mall culture, being in computers/technology from CA like Apple and slang like "hella" and the "laid-back" stoner attitude. Not to mention the fact that politically young people all over America lean more towards California in terms of being socially liberal.

These days you're just as likely to find kids and young adults like this in Michigan, New Jersey or South Carolina as you are in California or Colorado. What do you think? Is the rest of the country turning into a carbon copy of the Golden State?

 
Old 07-30-2014, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I definitely believe there are people out there who wish they were native Californians, but I wouldn't say it's an epidemic.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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It seems like most people younger than 30 or 35 want to be Californians. In the sense of adopting a West Coast accent (because regional eastern/southern accents supposedly betray ignorance, racism or provincialism), skateboarding and listening to Californian bands and rappers (though this is maybe more a 90s/early 2000s thing), mall culture, being in computers/technology from CA like Apple and slang like "hella" and the "laid-back" stoner attitude. Not to mention the fact that politically young people all over America lean more towards California in terms of being socially liberal.

These days you're just as likely to find kids and young adults like this in Michigan, New Jersey or South Carolina as you are in California or Colorado. What do you think? Is the rest of the country turning into a carbon copy of the Golden State?
No. California to me is a blueprint of how not to be.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 06:09 PM
 
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No, this is just your perception because you want it to be so, but it isn't.

Young people are adventurous, if they all wanted to be Californians, they would be. Do you have any evidence to back your claims? They seem like unfounded conclusions to me. It really sounds like someone has unrealistically high opinion of their state....

Yes most millennial are "socially liberal" but they are NOT "fiscally liberal"... which is a hallmark of California style liberalism.

53% of Millennials Would Vote for a Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative Candidate

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A majority—53 percent—of millennials say they would support a candidate who described him or herself as socially liberal and economically conservative, 16 percent were unsure, and 31 percent would oppose such a candidate.
I am a millennial Libertarian who wouldn't touch California with a 100 mile pole.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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Millennials Flock to Washington After Abandoning City in Recession

This website has a chart of where most millenials are moving... No California cities in the top 3. There are two in the top 10... three cities in TX.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 06:26 PM
 
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Well this thread is going to start a 'let's bash California' response.

But to answer the question, no...IDK what would make anyone even think that and I am from CA.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 06:27 PM
 
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Well this thread is going to start a 'let's bash California' response.

But to answer the question, no...IDK what would make anyone even think that and I am from CA.
I don't mean to bash Cali, I am sorry if it comes off that way. The OP just seems rather smug and un-backed by evidence.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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Well this thread is going to start a 'let's bash California' response.

But to answer the question, no...IDK what would make anyone even think that and I am from CA.
When one makes a large, ridiculous assumption that everyone of a certain age group loves California, wants to move there, and/or wishes they were from there, which by default must be perfect in that case, you can't help but sort of unintentionally "bash" California in proving them wrong.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 07:15 PM
 
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When one makes a large, ridiculous assumption that everyone of a certain age group loves California, wants to move there, and/or wishes they were from there, which by default must be perfect in that case, you can't help but sort of unintentionally "bash" California in proving them wrong.
This.

I don't mean to bash anyone... but I feel grandiose claims without backing must be proven wrong, especially when they are trying to tell me what I think...
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