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Old 03-12-2018, 04:17 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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[quote=Logicallyins;51280998]I thought so right...

The worst kinds of kids were the ones trying to put on a good moral act, that is what really caught me blind. Kids involved in student orientation, religious organizations, and other morally good groups were often the fakest and most two-faced kids out there. As much hate as Greek Life gets, you occasionally found friendly people in fraternities and at times even sororities but even that was rare.

Throughout my time at UGA I did feel like social life was a futile effort though and never got why. I mean I made some good friends but for the most part, it is like everyone was tightly knit into their social groups and any chance of talking to them led to hostility.

Kids from the Atlanta suburbs were extra feisty and closed off from outsiders as I found, it was like high school to the max.[/QUOTsch
I don't think you can blame the kids for their behavior. Sounds like they have parents that have very high expectations, but innately everyone has a relief that makes life more barable.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:41 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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OP, you need to give yourself a little credit. I suspect that the difference in what you experienced in NYC as opposed to Atlanta is more a result of personal growth rather than any perceived differences in the culture of either. You're coming into your own, so enjoy every minute of it.
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I think the regional variations are very pronounced.

I'm from northeast TN. Growing up, I had a very strong circle of friends, etc. I moved off in 2012 for a year, came back nine months later, and it was like nothing changed. I moved off at the start of 2014 and came back almost three years later. Most of my friends have since moved on and I don't have much in common with those that haven't now. Most of the remaining friends have kids, etc., so I rarely see them. A person's lifestyle a few years after college vs. early 30s with kids is profoundly different.

I really haven't made any new friends my age (I'm 31 - have dated younger and primarily hang out with people in their early - mid 20s) since I've been back. I want to get back to a larger city as soon as possible.
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