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Old 03-13-2018, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I just created a post on people's misconceptions of the Coasts. Now, I want to hear people's misconceptions of the Midwest. I've heard enough misconceptions about the Midwest especially being from Cleveland. I've heard it's flat, depressing, broke and everybody is ignorant and uncultured. My misconception is that I feel that the Midwest is always being blamed for America's problems and it seems like the media's worst enemy or a region that everybody loves to crap on. What are the misconceptions of the Midwest. No matter if you're a lifelong resident, transplant or a former resident, I'd like to hear whether it's from the media, hearsay or even yourself.

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Old 03-13-2018, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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It's a misconception that the midwest is a great place to live. LOL
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:20 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I just created a post on people's misconceptions of the Coasts. Now, I want to hear people's misconceptions of the Midwest. I've heard enough misconceptions about the Midwest especially being from Cleveland. I've heard it's flat, depressing, broke and everybody is ignorant and uncultured. My misconception is that I feel that the Midwest is always being blamed for America's problems. What are the misconceptions of the Midwest. No matter if you're a lifelong resident, transplant or a former resident, I'd like to hear whether it's from the media, hearsay or even yourself.
I am just guessing but probably the biggest misconception is that the Midwest is all farmland, primarily growing corn and with a spattering of small towns filled mostly with white people where the adults are content but bored and teenagers cannot wait to get out and find "something better".

Oh there is also high school football (basketball for Indiana). And tornados.

The reality of course is that not all the Midwest is farmland, there are vast forests, lakes and hills. The farms themselves grow far more than corn. There are great cities and not everyone is white. And many people, including teenagers are quite happy where they are, thankful perhaps not to live in a rat race like other parts of the country.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Western Ohio goes from cornfields and such that is the typical Midwest image, to Appalachia-like hills going south toward Kentucky.

Flyover country is never going to get respect from the coasts. They're aware of the existence of Chicago at most.

There was a "US map according to New Yorkers" I saw once that more or less illustrated this.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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My misconception is that I feel that the Midwest is always being blamed for America's problems.
Blamed for America's problems? Never heard that one before.


Misconceptions I hear about the Midwest is that its all cornfields and all flat. Ugh, that irritates me to no end.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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It's a misconception that the midwest is a great place to live. LOL
I never heard that from a lot of people.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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It's not a bad place to live if you have a job. My COL in Ohio was probably less, all said, than in Texas. But with fewer mosquitoes, less humidity (not that it wasn't a thing), fewer hurricanes etc.

I watched Hurricane Harvey from Michigan and, aside from the helpless feeling of not being able to do anything for people I care about in Texas, was very glad to be there instead.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Tons of land, slow, crime.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Tons of land, slow, crime.
Hey, we can't all live in San Diego.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Tons of land, slow, crime.
Oh sure just put down the Midwest just so you can big up San Diego. You probably never even steeped foot in the Midwest
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