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Old 10-30-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Where ocean meets up with the naked land.
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I am a person who feels if they cannot fit into any group because of what I am and who I am. I need an atmosphere that is open-minded enough to not AUTOMATICALLY stereotype me by this conformed idea based by society's standards. I'm thinking Minneapolis. Is this correct? If I need to go reiterate on this let me just say this...


(RACE) > (Conformity)> (Segregation)>> (Expectations)>> (Stereotypes)

Of course this is an example and race can be interchanged with any other 'social group' and have the same exact output.

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Old 10-30-2009, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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LA, Long Beach, New York and Pittsburgh come to mind.

From what I've seen of one year in the midwest, people are kind of in a lock step around here. Conform or leave!
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Where ocean meets up with the naked land.
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Oh I'll definitely conform to the person society expects me to be like. Just hide your children, lock your doors and monitor the cash register..
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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LA, Long Beach, New York and Pittsburgh come to mind.

From what I've seen of one year in the midwest, people are kind of in a lock step around here. Conform or leave!
LOL no.

Midwest is a pretty broad area for a blanket statement like that.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:08 AM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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I am a person who feels if they cannot fit into any group because of what I am and who I am. I need an atmosphere that is open-minded enough to not AUTOMATICALLY stereotype me by this conformed idea based by society's standards. I'm thinking Minneapolis. Is this correct? If I need to go reiterate on this let me just say this...


(RACE) > (Conformity)> (Segregation)>> (Expectations)>> (Stereotypes)

Of course this is an example and race can be interchanged with any other 'social group' and have the same exact output.

Exactly what standards are you specifically against? Can you explain?
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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I'm not sure what specific standards you're talking about, but yes, Minneapolis is overall pretty open-minded. Out of curiousity, where are you living now? I would think that any big city would be open-minded and have enough variety of people and beliefs that you'd be fine.

I suppose that if you're very politically or socially conservative than you wouldn't fit in in Minneapolis, at least not the city itself. Other than that I don't think you'd have a problem.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:20 PM
 
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Big cities have all kinds of people living in them...you don't have to conform - that is the beauty of living in a big city. Any larger city should be fine.
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Big cities have all kinds of people living in them...you don't have to conform - that is the beauty of living in a big city. Any larger city should be fine.
What he said!
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I think almost any big city will have people that don't conform from my experience. Small towns on the other hand...

If your looking for a place with high diversity in social groups, any large city with a great amount of diversity in general is going have that.

But really, there are going to be people that stereotype you no matter where you go. That's just what "they" do. It sucks, but some people just can't comprehend individuality.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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I am a person who feels if they cannot fit into any group because of what I am and who I am. I need an atmosphere that is open-minded enough to not AUTOMATICALLY stereotype me by this conformed idea based by society's standards. I'm thinking Minneapolis. Is this correct? If I need to go reiterate on this let me just say this...


(RACE) > (Conformity)> (Segregation)>> (Expectations)>> (Stereotypes)

Of course this is an example and race can be interchanged with any other 'social group' and have the same exact output.
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From what I've seen of one year in the midwest, people are kind of in a lock step around here. Conform or leave!
If you really want to let your freak flag fly, so to speak, the best advise is to stay out of cities and get a homestead in a low populated area.

Serious individualists, like Cath Carroll literally live in the middle of nothing, growing their own food, and making substance money on self produced projects. (Cath lives in way far inland CA, hours from San Fran.). There are many Kibbutz style cooperatives where people live communally in everything, from food to clothing and interpersonal relations.

DinsdalePirahna, you would be absolutely shocked to learn of those type communal communities in places such as rural TN, MO and KS.
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