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Old 10-29-2018, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Are people the same everywhere? I certainly hope not! We retired to a small town to get away from the type-A career driven people of northern VA. It was great living there during my career years, but now that I'm retired it's great to be living down here where the people are much more relaxed.
I really think the phrase is referring to people in a general sense rather than a specific one.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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To a great degree people these days have more in common with the people in other parts of the country who have the same socioeconomic and education levels.

Some art patron here in OKC would have more in common with art patrons with other people across the country than the skoal spittin', cowboy boot wearin', chicken fried steak eatin', pick up truck drivin' guy who lives across town.
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Old 10-30-2018, 11:00 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Is any given community in the US as similar as any other?
Yes. American culture and society is basically the same with minor variations everywhere you go. It’s kind of astonishing given the size of the country.

You have to go to foreign countries to experience major differences in the people and culture.
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Old 10-30-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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I often hear that "people are the same everywhere". That when the socioeconomics, politics, religion, ethnicity, etc. of a community are looked past, the general assortment of characters in any given community is the same.

What do you think? Is any given community in the US as similar as any other? Or is that just a platitude?

Not restricting my views to the US, people are the same all over the world. We all want happiness, love and acceptance, peace and security, freedom, a home, human rights, and a way to support ourselves and our families comfortably. It depends upon the individual on how they perceive these things and how they go about obtaining what they need.

Regionally, Syrians just want the gunfire to stop and Americans want combat guns in their homes. So using that as an example, yes, there is a different focus that shows how diverse our needs are.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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To a great degree people these days have more in common with the people in other parts of the country who have the same socioeconomic and education levels.

Some art patron here in OKC would have more in common with art patrons with other people across the country than the skoal spittin', cowboy boot wearin', chicken fried steak eatin', pick up truck drivin' guy who lives across town.
I'm an artsy nerd in upstate NY with hillbilly roots. The town I live in is mostly skoal spittin', huntin'-camo wearin', pulled pork and coleslaw eatin', pick up drivin' guys.

Just goes to show ya, people are generally the same everywhere. :P
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