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Old 10-21-2018, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Debatable
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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?
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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What is left to define a "community" if you take away the things you listed?
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Thankfully, no. Although most have similar values, the way they rank and pursue them differs, which, in turn, determines their life choices and their interactions with others.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:23 PM
 
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Not at all.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Miami-Dade
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Yep
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Essentially, if you’re looking from a very high level. But the closer you look the more different we are.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:00 PM
 
Location: NNJ
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Even within the state of New Jersey. There is a noticeable difference between South, Shore, Central, and Northern. Even to the point there are some "cultural" clashes among groups.
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Old 10-21-2018, 06:05 PM
 
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I think people in general want and desire the same things in life (meaning, connections with others, less stress, etc.). But what seems to divide us is the means and different ideas that bring that about. That's why I try to be as live-and-let-live as I can. Even if we disagree, whether you fail or succeed, find your own way for you and those in your life. The only time I have a problem with it is when your pursuit affects me negatively (and vice versa). But we do seek the same basic goal ultimately.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Yes physically. No intellectionally. There is a wider divide between the latter. We see this today in everyday life and in who we prefer politically. If this thread is about the dumbing down of America I think we are right on target to continue this unfortunate trend.

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Old 10-22-2018, 12:12 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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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?
In the grand scheme of things people are pretty much the same when you think about it. It's a difficult concept to wrap your head around when you're living on the inside, and all you see is the differences, but when you get to understand people even the craziest and most outrageous of people you understand that they are people just like everyone else, and the same thing that drives them is somehow apart of you unbeknownst to yourself.

You see that especially with race when you observe different races of people when in the same circumstances people act pretty much identical, it just so happen that we have the specific society that we have today. All human beings are descendant of just 20,000 people so we're very related.
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