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Old 03-28-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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Arkansas is backward.
Depends on what you mean by backwards.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Like he said, DEFINITELY to each his own!!!
Actually, most people I have talked to around the country think that way! The problem is Hollywood and the moral values that the place exude and the "I am better than you because I am from California" attitude that turn people off.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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Actually, most people I have talked to around the country think that way! The problem is Hollywood and the moral values that the place exude and the "I am better than you because I am from California" attitude that turn people off.
Well we all have different experiences. Mine have been just the opposite.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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Almost all of the South.
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Almost all of the South.
Examples ?
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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I think a "backwards" mentality is a result of a combination of factors such as lack of education, lack of curiosity, satisfaction with what has been deemed "the norm" for generations, bigotry, and in some cases hypocrisy.

All areas in the United States (and world) have people such as this. I've seen "backwards" thinking people in Brooklyn, NY. I rented apartments for 4 years in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, and some of the old-school Italian families (no offense at ALL to anyone who is Italian) were so isolated in their thinking that going to Manhattan was unthinkable! And Manhattan was 5 minutes away--yet it was a world away due to the "wall" they had built around them. Some of the landlords (in the same category) that I dealt with were the most racist people I've ever met. They thought Asians were neat and clean, gay people were sometimes considered "beautifiers" of an apt, whereas Latinos, African Americans, and anyone deemed "creative or riske," were thought of as a threat or never could live on their street, or ever, in their building.

I'm originally from Tennessee, and have seen on the whole, more "backward-thinking" people there, than most areas I've lived in. I've lived in Tucson, AZ, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Brooklyn, and now Stamford, CT. I've seen a lot of backwards-people in upstate New York (surprising to some), upstate Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, and of course the southeastern US.

I also think there are large pockets of "backward-thinking people" in any city and rural environment, equally. It's really a state of mind, or a level of thinking.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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--"backward"----

It many times gets defined by who it is that is living a lifestyle.

If a person lives his whole life on land in a rural area ( a simple life) people call them "backwards"

Yet, if a "yuppie" couple proclaim they want to move from a big city to a similar location and start living a "simple life" or use the phrase----"living off the land" ---they are not considered " backwards" by some of the same accusers.

Strange , isn't it ?
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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a farmer farms with old fashioned ideas and folks consider him "backward"

Another farmer does the exact same thing, but has a sign that says " ORGANIC" at the end of his driveway, and suddenly the same people consider him "progressive"

Strange, isn't it ?
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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Examples ?
Mississippi, most parts of the Appalacian mountains, Alabama, most of South Carolina, I could go on. Atlanta, Charlotte, and other cities are exceptions, not the rule.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Mississippi, most parts of the Appalacian mountains, Alabama, most of South Carolina, I could go on. Atlanta, Charlotte, and other cities are exceptions, not the rule.
I didn't mean examples of states,I meant individual situations.
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