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Old 04-09-2015, 12:38 PM
 
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It seems like in most other countries, there's always something going on, while in the US people are either at work, in their car, or in their homes. American cultural life is far more centered around job and immediate kin than most countries, which I think is the reason why, along with the car culture. Most cities have very lackluster nightlife too, it's rare for a city to have a closing time any later than 3 AM.

American cities feel like a cultural desert with the exception of New York and maybe 3 or 4 other cities to a lesser degree. Even downtowns in the US can feel downright country, everyone leaves after 5 PM and goes home to their picket fence exurb.
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Depends on the city.
Come visit Louisiana if you think all american life is boring!
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:45 PM
 
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In other countries' big cities there is always something going on, like Paris/London/Tokyo/Berlin. Just like how in NYC/LA always have something going on. Rural Dorset, Provence, Bavaria etc are just as sleepy as rural Idaho..however the USA has more rural areas because it is larger.


I have read all of your threads, you seem to hate America, have no sense of direction, and expect things to be given to you...again you need to grow up.


Maybe if you find legal drugs and hookers more exciting than Europe is better but besides that it isn't that different.


Stop complaining, get your stuff together, grow up and do something with your life. Even if America had all these things that you imagine Europe has, you couldn't afford to do it...maybe you can live in a tent!

Childish
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I've travelled all over South America, some in Europe, Africa a bit, and lived in many different states. I never met a boring location, but I met a few boring people...

Oh yeah, not to exclude Canada, I've been to Halifax, had a great time.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:34 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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To me, yeah.

I mean there are a few pockets of originality here and there, but for a nation as big as the US, there sure is a lot of homogeneity and lack of identity for such a huge space. Our culture is mostly based on economics, not socialization ... and I think that's why we think we can be boring. We're a chain shop / disposable society that places priority on economics.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Yeah, European countries have no homogeneity at all. They all have so many different subcultures that are apparent when you turn the corner of any street.


Sarcasm intended.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:40 PM
 
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Yeah, European countries have no homogeneity at all. They all have so many different subcultures that are apparent when you turn the corner of any street.
Sarcasm intended.
What I'm more talking about is things like street life, festivals, walkability, and so on. America has very little of that. Even though the US is a well populated and highly developed country people still live like cowboys.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:44 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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You damned hipsters and your "festivals".

If you aren't seeing festivals you aren't looking. For reference those things are a pain in the ass to put together.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:44 PM
 
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What I'm more talking about is things like street life, festivals, walkability, and so on. America has very little of that. Even though the US is a well populated and highly developed country people still live like cowboys.
You see this in America. There is not "very little" of it where I live.

Who lives like cowboys?

There are rural, more backwards, slow, insular areas of all countries.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:45 PM
 
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You see this in America. There is not "very little" of it where I live.

Who lives like cowboys?

There are rural, more backwards, slow, insular areas of all countries.
The thing is even American cities are more or less rural in character for the most part.
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