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Old 01-19-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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I gotta go with the Chicago people here.
--If someone doesn't like a city, then fine. But I assume their opinion has been thought out.
--A few city geeks (maybe even a jerk or two) on CD do not speak for the other 3 - 9 million people who live in and around Chicago.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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I don't get it.
Obviously.

Chicago is very respected by its midwest neighbors, but Chicago does not respect its midwest neighbors.

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Old 01-19-2010, 10:26 PM
 
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You guys kill me.

Look, Chicago has plenty of great qualities that other cities would die for. We all know this. But humbleness is not one of them.

The Chicago superiority complex is very real, in my mind. I'm not basing this off of a member at C-D, these are real life experiences. I had to deal with it from obnoxious classmates at MSU, then again at IUPUI, and when visiting the actual city itself.

I can honestly say that of my interactions with Chicago(land)ans through the years, my experiences were generally negative because of the condescending attitude, whether intentional or not. More often than not, it was "Lansing sucks this", "Michigan sucks that", "anyplace that isn't Chicago is a farm", and so on.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:38 PM
 
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You guys kill me.

Look, Chicago has plenty of great qualities that other cities would die for. We all know this. But humbleness is not one of them.

The Chicago superiority complex is very real, in my mind. I'm not basing this off of a member at C-D, these are real life experiences. I had to deal with it from obnoxious classmates at MSU, then again at IUPUI, and when visiting the actual city itself.

I can honestly say that of my interactions with Chicago(land)ans through the years, my experiences were generally negative because of the condescending attitude, whether intentional or not. More often than not, it was "Lansing sucks this", "Michigan sucks that", "anyplace that isn't Chicago is a farm", and so on.
And other cities, many much smaller, have qualities that Chicago would die for but cannot ever have because of the trappings of a big city.
Perhaps you can think of hundreds.
Chicago doesnt have a superiority complex. some people who live there however have all the signs of an inferiority complex. There are several articles online that back up that suggestion.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Milwaukee and Chicago get along great, ever been to a Brewers-Cubs game?
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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Chicago doesnt have a superiority complex. It does however have all the signs of an inferiority complex. There are several articles online that back up that suggestion.
I think you're confusing the two.

An inferiority complex means that an individual (or, in this case, city) has extreme feelings of inadequacy or mediocrity, often unfounded.

A superiority complex suggests that there's a sense of exaggerated self-importance, arrogance, etc directed towards others and used as a means to conceal true feelings of inferiority. In this example, Chicago obviously falls under the latter definition.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Obviously.

Chicago is very respected by its midwest neighbors, but Chicago does not respect its midwest neighbors.
You need to get on your meds-Mayor McCheesehead.

Stay out of the Chicago forum.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:48 PM
 
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You need to get on your meds-Mayor McCheesehead.

Stay out of the Chicago forum.

Go pay a toll. Or better yet, ride a train to a greasy food stand and get fatter.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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You need to get on your meds-Mayor McCheesehead.

Stay out of the Chicago forum.
HEY!!! we don't want him! You keep him!!!!
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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HEY!!! we don't want him! You keep him!!!!
Maybe Iowa should take "it." There would be a pig stampede though if "it" located there. Residents of Iowa-run for your lives!
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