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Old 01-09-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Dana Point
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Besides Beverly Hills, Bel Air, etc, and some parts of OC, most of GLAMA is laid back and normal people. People watch way too many reality TV shows.
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The people that follow the negative stereotypes of L.A. and Southern California about being fake and superficial are usually transplants from other places in my experience. Many people move here and feed into the stereotypes. The natives are laid back and real.
I completely disagree with this. Transplants like myself DO NOT feed into this at all. How can you? When you actually move here and are part of the city everyday you will see first hand that it is not like that at all. I don't even think the natives are all that laid back either. The people that bring up the 'fake and superficial' bs are people who have never been. One thing I must bring up is I've noticed people who have lived here most if not all of there lives need to do some exploring. If I have to ask someone about a particular area or place they either have never been or don't know what I'm talking about or feed into some place being dangerous with gangs and shootings when it really isn't. Get out and explore.
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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I completely disagree with this. Transplants like myself DO NOT feed into this at all. How can you? When you actually move here and are part of the city everyday you will see first hand that it is not like that at all. I don't even think the natives are all that laid back either. The people that bring up the 'fake and superficial' bs are people who have never been. One thing I must bring up is I've noticed people who have lived here most if not all of there lives need to do some exploring. If I have to ask someone about a particular area or place they either have never been or don't know what I'm talking about or feed into some place being dangerous with gangs and shootings when it really isn't. Get out and explore.

There is plenty of superficial and fake around these parts from both transplants and natives, it just doesn't represent the city of LA as a whole. It's good for "The Hills" or "The Kardashians" or whatever reality show is out there. Unfortunately those kind of people do exist.

I happen to agree with natives not getting out there and exploring. I think part of the midset for this is because LA was far more dangerous in the past than now, so it was just safe to stay within your boundaries. LA also wasn't really set up for exploring. Public transit really sucked.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:39 PM
 
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I completely disagree with this. Transplants like myself DO NOT feed into this at all. How can you? When you actually move here and are part of the city everyday you will see first hand that it is not like that at all. I don't even think the natives are all that laid back either. The people that bring up the 'fake and superficial' bs are people who have never been. One thing I must bring up is I've noticed people who have lived here most if not all of there lives need to do some exploring. If I have to ask someone about a particular area or place they either have never been or don't know what I'm talking about or feed into some place being dangerous with gangs and shootings when it really isn't. Get out and explore.
I agree with this. I know first hand that people in other states buy into the "fake and stuck up" stereotype. I met a woman on another website forum that lived in Missouri. We messaged back and forth a lot. We got into an argument because she claimed that a girl at her work was a brat and should move to California because she heard everyone there especially in LA are stuck up and fake so the girl would fit right in. She said California is nothing but beaches and hot weather and that Missouri has so much more. She had never been to California in her life and was just making this stuff up.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:00 PM
 
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I think there's an even mix of native folks, somewhat. I grew up in South LA, then lived in Van Nuys, went to high school in the Palisades - just mentioning this as a sort of frame of reference.

In regards to wanting to go out and see the world, well, most kids I met wanted to. Only difference between them and me was that most of them were rich to, haha. Many of them would visit San Francisco, Vancouver, NYC, London, Paris, Tehran, Israel, Hong Kong, Holland, Japan, etc. And they'd come back and tell me how awesome everywhere else is, how much L.A. might have its problems...but beyond that, most of them still preferred living in L.A. to anywhere else. Granted, I never asked them why, as I felt the same way, so it sort of felt like common sense And for the few friends I know who decided to move away for good, it was mostly because they wanted a change of pace - which also seemed like a very reasonable thing to me, as, I mean, how often does every teen stay in the place they grew up?

So as of now, even though I'm in Denver, I already know another friend of mine is down south in...well, still here in CO, just can't remember the city xP Most went to schools scattered through the west coast, mostly in SoCal or in Washington (kind of interesting, if you ask me). A handful went out east. I figure that at some point, when we're all said 'n done with college, maybe about half of them will move back, who knows. I only know I'd like to

I know who I wouldn't want to move back, though. The a**holes! There was a fair share of them, and most of them went to school out east, so, good for them
Okay, but they're your acquaintances & friends. What about you specifically? Have you traveled across the country & abroad? Besides SF, SD, & LV? Now you live in Denver, CO to be fair enough. Yeah I didn't have a lot of money when I traveled too, but I saved & spent my travel money wisely such as I stayed in International Youth Hostels for lodging, took the mass transit to get me around (buses & rails), ate & drank at bars & restaurants that were in my budget, found bargain air tickets & tourist items, etc.

As you know that I'm in my 30s. If you read my statements on this thread about my ex. HS classmates in LA, who they tried to add-friend & message me on FB, but I declined b/c HS is the passed for me to move forward in my life. Although I checked on theirs & others (classmates that I disliked, acquaintance, curiosity, & love crush) FB album pics. 75% of my ex. HS classmates stayed on the WC, but 25% like myself & others left to settle across the nation or globe. It pertains all types of clicks: athletes, bike riders (bicyclists & motorbikes), book worms, cheerleaders, drama club, fast & furious drivers, gangsters, geeks, honor's program (overachievers), hot rodders, hip-hoppers, loners (myself), low riders, marching & music bands, nerds, preppies, rockers, skateboarders, stage production, skateboarders, stoners, student gov't, techies, trendies, etc. The 25% that left, but not all of them were the book worms, geeks, honor's program, loners, marching & music bands, nerds, preppies, student gov't, & techies. You probably wonder why not the athletes? None of them that I know got any scholarships to play Division 1A or played professional. Guess they were too dumb to score high on their SATS. LOL!

It's funny how HS life can lead people to other places or not, but I don't regret it at all.

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Old 01-09-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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There is plenty of superficial and fake around these parts from both transplants and natives, it just doesn't represent the city of LA as a whole. It's good for "The Hills" or "The Kardashians" or whatever reality show is out there. Unfortunately those kind of people do exist.

I happen to agree with natives not getting out there and exploring. I think part of the mindset for this is because LA was far more dangerous in the past than now, so it was just safe to stay within your boundaries. LA also wasn't really set up for exploring. Public transit really sucked.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

FYI,

I tried to explain & text on this thread about how LA folks don't travel too much across the country & abroad. These LA bloggers kept on stating, "Oh yeah LA is for real, the transplants are the fakers & not us, 247 tropical paradise of climate & geography, who wants to ride on the mass transit, there is no place like it, we have everything, laid back & easy going, and the list goes on." Sorry that I kind of over exaggerate, but they text here to act like it.

CAN I GET A WITNESS?

A-MOFO-MEN!
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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I completely disagree with this. Transplants like myself DO NOT feed into this at all. How can you? When you actually move here and are part of the city everyday you will see first hand that it is not like that at all. I don't even think the natives are all that laid back either. The people that bring up the 'fake and superficial' bs are people who have never been. One thing I must bring up is I've noticed people who have lived here most if not all of there lives need to do some exploring. If I have to ask someone about a particular area or place they either have never been or don't know what I'm talking about or feed into some place being dangerous with gangs and shootings when it really isn't. Get out and explore.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

FYI,

I tried to explain & text on this thread about how LA folks don't travel too much across the country & abroad. These LA bloggers kept on stating, "Oh yeah LA is for real, the transplants are the fakers & not us, 247 tropical paradise of climate & geography, who wants to ride on the mass transit, there is no place like it, we have everything, laid back & easy going, and the list goes on." Sorry that I kind of over exaggerate, but they text here to act like it.

CAN I GET A WITNESS?

A-MOFO-MEN!
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:14 PM
 
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besides beverly hills, bel air, etc, and some parts of oc, most of glama is laid back and normal people. People watch way too many reality tv shows.
amen to that! :d
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:51 PM
 
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

FYI,

I tried to explain & text on this thread about how LA folks don't travel too much across the country & abroad. These LA bloggers kept on stating, "Oh yeah LA is for real, the transplants are the fakers & not us, 247 tropical paradise of climate & geography, who wants to ride on the mass transit, there is no place like it, we have everything, laid back & easy going, and the list goes on." Sorry that I kind of over exaggerate, but they text here to act like it.

CAN I GET A WITNESS?

A-MOFO-MEN!
There are plenty of LA natives that travel all over the country and the world, they just don't explore their own city beyond certain boundaries. That is changing.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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There are plenty of LA natives that travel all over the country and the world, they just don't explore their own city beyond certain boundaries. That is changing.
Fair enough!

But I'm glad that you were able to call out on their aloofness.
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