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Old 04-15-2017, 12:28 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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So, what would you say are the cultural traits of somebody who has grown up in a big city? When you think of a big city guy and big city culture, what traits come to mind?
To be honest, very uppity, arrogant and self-righteous. Looks down on working class people and looks down on things like Walmart, country music, Christians, pickup trucks, Southern accents, rebel flags, down home cooking, Cracker Barrel, Waffle House, etc. Militantly pro-gay and liberal, supports Hillary Clinton. Drinks foreign wines and craft beers most of the time. Impatient and demanding personality, the kind of people who are difficult customers for example and very prone to complaining. Very caught up on political correctness and are easily offended and finds everything "offensive" and "inappropriate".
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:31 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Funny, that's how I'd describe a Republican!
Definitely false. When I think of the typical Republican, I think of a down to home person from a rural area or from a smaller town or mid-sized city, with a working class background. People who go to church, go to county fairs and 4H clubs, are involved in community events. I think of coal miners, farmers, factory, and middle class suburbanites. I live in the rural South and most people here are Republicans. Its like the difference between Phil Robertson and Woody Allen.

I think Democrats, I think the urban yuppies with their North Face and Starbucks, the liberal elites, and also the ghetto and illegal aliens.
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Old 04-15-2017, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Educated, resourceful, ambitious, cultured, fearless. Not easily swayed or fooled. Occasionally workaholic.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The second anyone starts to talk about the "real world" or "out of touch", I immediately discount what's being said because it's coming from a position of the "real world" that excludes the valid experiences of others that are in the same "world". Everyone's experiences and perspectives are real. The limitation is not being open to the reality of others' experiences and perspectives and that is certainly not a problem that's limited to any particular subset of society.
Big city people generally deal with different issues than people do in the country. Context shapes us. We adapt to the realities that are our existences and we choose how to respond to them. I am no cultural anthropologist but it would seem to me that the nurture we receive and the complexities that we each face determine how we respond to life in general and to the systems in place that enable or disable our successes.
That would be true if I lived in the country. I have lived in cities my entire adult life. I lump a few of my friends in with being the Big City Guy.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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That would be true if I lived in the country. I have lived in cities my entire adult life. I lump a few of my friends in with being the Big City Guy.
Being out of touch with reality can be used from either side. For someone living in DC often visiting other urban areas could easily say someone from WV was out of touch.... it's just perspective.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:38 AM
 
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Definitely false. When I think of the typical Republican, I think of a down to home person from a rural area or from a smaller town or mid-sized city, with a working class background. People who go to church, go to county fairs and 4H clubs, are involved in community events. I think of coal miners, farmers, factory, and middle class suburbanites. I live in the rural South and most people here are Republicans. Its like the difference between Phil Robertson and Woody Allen.

I think Democrats, I think the urban yuppies with their North Face and Starbucks, the liberal elites, and also the ghetto and illegal aliens.
Hehe I'm only doing this for fun and playing your stereotyping game. Let me just change a few words/terms.

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down to home person
Simple minded, insular

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smaller town or mid-sized city
Poor backward depressed city

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People who go to church
People who don't believe in separation of church and state, thus persecute all that are not like-minded

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coal miners, farmers, factory
People most dependent on government assistance

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I live in the rural South
I live in the bible belt

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difference between Phil Robertson and Woody Allen
Difference between someone that tells you how you should live your life based on the bible, and how everything is sin and someone that is creative living their own life successfully without bothering anyone else.

Hehe.
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Old 04-15-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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Definitely false. When I think of the typical Republican, I think of a down to home person from a rural area or from a smaller town or mid-sized city, with a working class background. People who go to church, go to county fairs and 4H clubs, are involved in community events. I think of coal miners, farmers, factory, and middle class suburbanites. I live in the rural South and most people here are Republicans. Its like the difference between Phil Robertson and Woody Allen.

I think Democrats, I think the urban yuppies with their North Face and Starbucks, the liberal elites, and also the ghetto and illegal aliens.
You nailed it.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:03 AM
 
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Hehe I'm only doing this for fun and playing your stereotyping game. Let me just change a few words/terms.


Simple minded, insular


Poor backward depressed city


People who don't believe in separation of church and state, thus persecute all that are not like-minded


People most dependent on government assistance


I live in the bible belt


Difference between someone that tells you how you should live your life based on the bible, and how everything is sin and someone that is creative living their own life successfully without bothering anyone else.

Hehe.
Yup. I'd like to add obsessed with Liberals and bring them up everytime they get the chance.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I don't think there is a typical 'big city' guy. Yes there are plenty of the white collar yuppies being described by others in this thread, but big cities are simply too populous and diverse to be characterized as such. For every white collar yuppie, there is a working class manufacturer, a struggling artist employed in the service industry, etc.

The average guy in a big city is likely more educated, liberal and well traveled (or at least exposed to other cultures). Beyond that it's difficult to qualify. If anything, the average guy in a small town probably conforms more to his associated stereotype.

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Old 10-05-2017, 11:26 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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A lot of baloney on this thread. My father-in-law was the most urban-cultured guy I knew. He was born and raised in the city but had a good healthy dose of what country life was about and chose the city. He knew the difference. He generally preferred living upstairs over a bar because he enjoyed the social interaction and camaraderie. It was a culture thing...not a drinking thing. He owned a tavern for a while but was too forgiving to make it last. He saved up enough cash to buy a Lincoln Continental that he drove for a decade or more. The car was for outings or doctor visits because he could do all of his business on foot or public transportation. He was a bus driver at one time and wasn't afraid of bus passengers. The city was everything. When he became elderly he got himself a studio apartment in a residential hotel on one of the main avenues and lived there for almost fifteen years. He loved the horses and made trips to the track and when the casino opened up on the river front he played poker. Some summers he lived off the casino and never cashed a retirement check...he was good at it. He was a life-long Democrat and did not suffer fools. Everybody got one chance and nothing more...unless you were family.
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