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Old 07-01-2009, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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Sure I feel as though I fit in. Then again, it doesn't take as much effort to fit in here as I imagine it would if I lived in rural Mississippi.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:34 AM
 
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I currently live in the Mid-Atlantic region, and you would think a person of my personality would fit here, but in all honesty, that's anything but the case. I always felt that with all of the options of places I would fit in much better in a Western Metropolitan Region like Denver, Seattle, San Diego, San Antonio, Austin, Portland, Minneapolis, or Houston, why in the Hell would God allow me to be born and raised in the DC area?
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I have lived in Jackson, Mississippi my whole life and have never felt like I shared the same goals, hobbies, and likings as those who live around me.

There is a lot of good in my home state but the bad outweighs the good substantially IMO. People here seem very unmotivated, close-minded, and not very health conscious.

So I guess my question boils down to this...

Do you feel as though the attitudes, lifestyles, and over all demeanor in your home state make you feel like you didn't fit in or belong there??

Any input is appreicated.

Thx.
The whole state or just where you live? I've lived in 3 states and parts of each state are as different as night and day.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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a true mas$hole
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: NY
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Yes. I am very Conservative and NY is horribly Liberal. I also hate crowds and congestion. I need to move out west but my wife doesn't want to go that far. I'm thinking VA as a compromise.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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I am definitely not a good fit for my region. I live in rural Northern Louisiana and I'm fairly liberal, college educated (which isn't all that uncommon here), oh and I'm openly gay also. Twenty years ago I would not have been able to remain here, but now with changing attitudes (even in the South) and all the modern technology we have now, I am ok here. I am sort of torn in between staying where I'm from and moving away. California has always appealed to me. The problem is, however, that in spite of my liberal-ness and other things that make me different from most of my neighbors, I still very much love where I'm from. I love the great sense of place and culture of the South. There are ideas of manners and class that you don't often find in other areas. I even like the summers, lol.

So, I will probably stay here and remain the fish out of water that I am. I wonder if it ever occurs to people who are unhappy with the area they live in that maybe that area needs people like them, and divergent ideas, and that instead of fleeing they should try to stay and make the area a better place?
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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The whole state or just where you live? I've lived in 3 states and parts of each state are as different as night and day.
Just Jackson. All my family is from the MS gulf coast and its a whole different vibe down there...more laid back and open minded.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I feel like I don't fit in anywhere.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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I feel like I don't fit in anywhere.

I like your attitude! And that's funny.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Yeah I feel like I fit in my home state. I just feel that I do not fit in the state that I'm living now lol
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