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Old 09-30-2007, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Or an Ohioan.
Or a Scrantonian.
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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Or most definitely a MIAMIAN!
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:04 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I've noticed that some people really get upset if they feel that their city or state is being criticized. Have you noticed this?

When I live in a city & state, I try to look at "all sides." (The positives and the negatives.)

I don't want to wrap my entire identity around where I live...and I know that others may have a different view about things than I do.

If other people don't like my city or state...I don't take it really personally. We all have different preferences, needs, wants, dislikes, etc.

In other words, I don't need everyone's approval or validation about where I live...And, I don't need to "bad-mouth" and silence everyone who expresses some negative views about where I currently live....

Anyway, I thought I'd bring up this topic. How do you feel about it?
Totally agreed!
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:05 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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The only time I get really offended about when my state or my city is criticized is when it is done in such a manner that it is based on stereotypes and not facts. Most often, when people criticize a city or state, this is the basis that they do it on from my experience.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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The only time I get really offended about when my state or my city is criticized is when it is done in such a manner that it is based on stereotypes and not facts. Most often, when people criticize a city or state, this is the basis that they do it on from my experience.
Agreed. I constantly have to hear people slam Scranton who moved out in the 1990s when it was an armpit and have yet to return to see it undergoing its wonderful cultural renaissance. They're completely oblivious to what a liveable city it's becoming, so they base their assumptions on what the city was like a decade ago when they left.
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