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Old 12-29-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/25/up...abt=0002&abg=1

"The Southeast has replaced California as the place where many people now go to find the American dream."
I call the SE the American Nightmare. No thanks!
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:20 AM
 
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I call the SE the American Nightmare. No thanks!
*takes note of location* Oh okay.
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Old 12-29-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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I call the SE the American Nightmare. No thanks!


Arizona. Calling the southeast a nightmare. That is funny.
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Old 12-29-2014, 01:14 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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*takes note of location* Oh okay.

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Old 12-29-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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NOTE THIS IS AN ANECDOTE, SKIP IF YOU DGAF AND JUST WANNA TROLL:

Legit, I grew up in California, as a kid of immigrants who barely spoke English in a mostly lower-middle class area. I'm 25 now, I go to one of the better graduate schools in the country while working a professional job. I've also accumulated a good stock portfolio, have 2 IRA's, and live in a nice part of Los Angeles now.

If you really feel that it's a place that's holding you back and not you, then you have really weird life priorities. If my idiot *** can make it, keeping in mind that up until I was 10 I barely spoke English, then anyone can do it.

But if you want to keep blaming external circumstances for your problems, that's on you.
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Old 12-29-2014, 01:24 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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NOTE THIS IS AN ANECDOTE, SKIP IF YOU DGAF AND JUST WANNA TROLL:

Legit, I grew up in California, as a kid of immigrants who barely spoke English in a mostly lower-middle class area. I'm 25 now, I go to one of the better graduate schools in the country while working a professional job. I've also accumulated a good stock portfolio, have 2 IRA's, and live in a nice part of Los Angeles now.

If you really feel that it's a place that's holding you back and not you, then you have really weird life priorities. If my idiot *** can make it, keeping in mind that up until I was 10 I barely spoke English, then anyone can do it.

But if you want to keep blaming external circumstances for your problems, that's on you.


That's great. Congratulations and you are right on.
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:33 PM
 
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NOTE THIS IS AN ANECDOTE, SKIP IF YOU DGAF AND JUST WANNA TROLL:

Legit, I grew up in California, as a kid of immigrants who barely spoke English in a mostly lower-middle class area. I'm 25 now, I go to one of the better graduate schools in the country while working a professional job. I've also accumulated a good stock portfolio, have 2 IRA's, and live in a nice part of Los Angeles now.

If you really feel that it's a place that's holding you back and not you, then you have really weird life priorities. If my idiot *** can make it, keeping in mind that up until I was 10 I barely spoke English, then anyone can do it.

But if you want to keep blaming external circumstances for your problems, that's on you.
Totally agree! Congrats and good for you!
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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NOTE THIS IS AN ANECDOTE, SKIP IF YOU DGAF AND JUST WANNA TROLL:

Legit, I grew up in California, as a kid of immigrants who barely spoke English in a mostly lower-middle class area. I'm 25 now, I go to one of the better graduate schools in the country while working a professional job. I've also accumulated a good stock portfolio, have 2 IRA's, and live in a nice part of Los Angeles now.

If you really feel that it's a place that's holding you back and not you, then you have really weird life priorities. If my idiot *** can make it, keeping in mind that up until I was 10 I barely spoke English, then anyone can do it.

But if you want to keep blaming external circumstances for your problems, that's on you.
That is true, but by your logic, people should never have a desire to move somewhere else, for that matter. Big city life isn't for everyone. Quite country life isn't for everyone. Or whatever lifestyle aspects of any given place. I hate how people in this forum try to point the finger at the individual all the time. External circumstances certainly can have an impact on someone's lifestyle desires. I'm sure you would be last one to want to move to North Dakota, for example.

The bottom line is that people should try to make the best of things regardless of where they live, but if they have a desire to move somewhere new, they should go for it as long as it's justified IMO.
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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That is true, but by your logic, people should never have a desire to move somewhere else, for that matter. Big city life isn't for everyone. Quite country life isn't for everyone. Or whatever lifestyle aspects of any given place. I hate how people in this forum try to point the finger at the individual all the time. External circumstances certainly can have an impact on someone's lifestyle desires. I'm sure you would be last one to want to move to North Dakota, for example.

The bottom line is that people should try to make the best of things regardless of where they live, but if they have a desire to move somewhere new, they should go for it as long as it's justified IMO.
I think the person's point was that you can achieve the "American dream" anywhere if you are focused and determined. I didn't interpret it as having anything to do with not liking a place and moving, but more like the place can't hold you back from achieving your dream but YOU can hold yourself back. It's like what I've said - you can achieve the American dream anywhere if you have the drive and means to do so. It's less about location and more about the individual situation.
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I think the person's point was that you can achieve the "American dream" anywhere if you are focused and determined. I didn't interpret it as having anything to do with not liking a place and moving, but more like the place can't hold you back from achieving your dream but YOU can hold yourself back. It's like what I've said - you can achieve the American dream anywhere if you have the drive and means to do so. It's less about location and more about the individual situation.
In that regard, then yes, I would agree....although in some places it's more easily achieved than other places, depending on one's economic status.
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