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Old 12-15-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Unfortunately, my city of Syracuse, NY does have what I call a self esteem issue. It's not as bad as people think, but people are thinking the days of being a major manufacturing center are going to come back or something when it is a city in transition.
Sounds like most smaller cities in PA and the rust belt.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:55 PM
 
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Sounds like most smaller cities in PA and the rust belt.
Pretty much, but hopefully more people will see their city for what it is and realize it could be worse.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Like how much worse?...
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:38 PM
 
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Really? You think Charlotte has “poor civic pride”??? Never heard that one. If anything, the criticisms are typically that people in Charlotte have “too much” civic pride. And Charlotte historically has done well in many “best city” lists as well. Here are some recent ones.

Forbes Best Cities for Young Professionals - #8 Charlotte, NC: Best Cities For Young Professionals - Forbes.com

Forbes Best Cities for Recent College Grads - #7 Charlotte, NC: Best Cities For Recent College Grads - Forbes.com

Forbes Best Best Cities for Singles - #18 Charlotte, NC: Best Cities For Singles - Forbes.com
Yeah, yeah Minneapolis usually makes the top ten in every published list. Anyway, so you think Charlotte has a superiority complex? I don't really think so because a lot of people I knew while living there desperately wanted Charlotte to be something it's not. It was downright obnoxious at times and is not what I would call having too much civic pride.

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Old 12-16-2008, 12:28 AM
 
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Alot of San Jose residents have an inferiority complex because even though they have the largest population in the Bay Area, it is San Francisco that gets all of the national/international spotlight.
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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If you mean out-a-towners, I have to say Vegas, I like Vegas but we all know NO one is really from Vegas.

While as a major city that is slightly lacking in infrastructure is Indianapolis, everyone I've met there, though wonderful people and great football team, have always been like "there's nothing here, everything is flat and corn fields" I want to move to L.A. or I want to move to Colorado.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:29 AM
 
Location: USA
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Based off some Houstonians on this forum; you'd think Houston was on the level of El Paso and Death Valley. Some of them seem to think were inferior to cities like Chicago and San Francisco.



Couldn't resist...
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:29 AM
 
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In a way, any city besides New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago might at times feel inferior to those 3 cities.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Yeah, yeah Minneapolis usually makes the top ten in every published list. Anyway, so you think Charlotte has a superiority complex? I don't really think so because a lot of people I knew while living there desperately wanted Charlotte to be something it's not. It was downright obnoxious at times and is not what I would call having too much civic pride.
My point is simply that the reasons you gave to justify why Minneapolis does not have an inferiority complex; the same facts hold true for Charlotte, that “The city constantly ranks very well among "best" city lists and its citizens have more pride than most other cities.”



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I don't think Minneapolis has an inferior complex at all. The city constantly ranks very well among "best" city lists and its citizens have more pride than most other cities...

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Forbes Best Cities for Young Professionals - #8 Charlotte, NC: Best Cities For Young Professionals - Forbes.com

Forbes Best Cities for Recent College Grads - #7 Charlotte, NC: Best Cities For Recent College Grads - Forbes.com

Forbes Best Best Cities for Singles - #18 Charlotte, NC: Best Cities For Singles - Forbes.com
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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My point is simply that the reasons you gave to justify why Minneapolis does not have an inferiority complex; the same facts hold true for Charlotte, that “The city constantly ranks very well among "best" city lists and its citizens have more pride than most other cities.”
Just because a city ranks high on a "list" doesn't mean they don't have an inferiority complex. Pittsburgh ranks high on many lists and they still have one! Pittsburghers and other people in towns with inferiority complexes also have a lot of pride. Like i said before, if you move to Cleveland, from Cali, people will ask why you moved here. Just don't say anything bad about Cleveland if you're from somewhere else because many will step up and defend it (aka pride).
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