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Old 03-27-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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Not to troll, but I wish to ask rational people in the city the logic to this stupid, snobby and obnoxious mentality so many adopt.

Firstly, the premise that you're from a place and using this as argument that you're better than others is just plain arrogant.

Secondly, people saying NYC is not like *anywhere* else - seriously? Have you travelled the *whole* earth to be able to warrant yourself this statement? Again, stinks of stupidity and arrogance.

Don't get me wrong, NYC is a fine city, in my opinion a good city but not the best. But in other like Paris, Rome, Sydney, London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Mumbai, and lots more cities...most places are becoming like NYC now - 24/7, multicultural, etc. Yet in none of those other places you will see people making arrogant statements saying 'we're better than you'. I just want to know what's with the chip on the shoulder and portraying the bullying NY stereotype. Do they enjoy being bullies? Just because you're from XYZ place, doesn't make you 'better' than anyone.

Would these same NYers say they're 'better' than members of the military who aren't from NYC but are fighting and dying in Afghanistan?

Again, what explains the logic behind this obnoxious attitude that has become almost commonplace? City pride? Because people in other cities have city pride too, but are nowhere near as obnoxious about it. Why are so many (not all) NYers cocky and full of themselves?

 
Old 03-27-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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Omg you can ask that same question to residents of other cities aswell. Every major city has a some type of superiority complex. In some cases it may be imposed on sorrunding counties or the state that city is in. For example, Atlantans have an certain arrogance to the rest of georgia. LA might feel some type of way about north california. Philledelphians might not know that theres a such thing as a pennslyvania. U catch my drift

New yorkers are not the only ones. As it turns out New york happens to be the most official city in the entirety of the united states-the united states happens to be the most official superpower on planet earth, thus the spotlight is put on and our arrogance- highlighted. But its like that everywhere
 
Old 03-27-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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Calm down, its not jus new yorkers. As a matter of fact,its not even the majority of new yorkers that act that way.
 
Old 03-27-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Too bad for you you're not from New York and you'll never be as good as any of us that are ...
 
Old 03-27-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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I'll compare the "I'm From New York, and that will ALWAYS make me better than you" complex to the "my professional sports team is better than yours."

If you don't like the attitude you should cure their complex by putting them in their place.
 
Old 03-27-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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Not to troll, but I wish to ask rational people in the city the logic to this stupid, snobby and obnoxious mentality so many adopt.

Firstly, the premise that you're from a place and using this as argument that you're better than others is just plain arrogant.

Secondly, people saying NYC is not like *anywhere* else - seriously? Have you travelled the *whole* earth to be able to warrant yourself this statement? Again, stinks of stupidity and arrogance.

Don't get me wrong, NYC is a fine city, in my opinion a good city but not the best. But in other like Paris, Rome, Sydney, London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Mumbai, and lots more cities...most places are becoming like NYC now - 24/7, multicultural, etc. Yet in none of those other places you will see people making arrogant statements saying 'we're better than you'. I just want to know what's with the chip on the shoulder and portraying the bullying NY stereotype. Do they enjoy being bullies? Just because you're from XYZ place, doesn't make you 'better' than anyone.

Would these same NYers say they're 'better' than members of the military who aren't from NYC but are fighting and dying in Afghanistan?

Again, what explains the logic behind this obnoxious attitude that has become almost commonplace? City pride? Because people in other cities have city pride too, but are nowhere near as obnoxious about it. Why are so many (not all) NYers cocky and full of themselves?
Ya ever been to Texas ?
Like Texans, we are proud of our home I suppose ... and NYC is twice as large as any other American city for a reason. It's impossible to live here but most New Yorkers will tell you it's the only place to live.
 
Old 03-27-2010, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Not to troll, but..........................
Really?
 
Old 03-27-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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Really?
Ha! Well said!
 
Old 03-27-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Pkwy (da Bronx)
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Hey OP, here in Madison too, alas, there is this arrogant, "we are better than everyone everywhere else" attitude, even as the city is taking quite a beating economically. Not everyone feels this way in NYC, or in Madison for that matter. I think a lot has to do with where they came from or whether they've traveled broadly or not. Meaning that if they came from a city or town that was horrible for them then NYC must seem like heaven; and if they've never been to places like London, Manchester, Brisbane, Sydney, etc. (just to name some of the wonderful cities I have visited) then how could they know how life is in other major cities? I'm on my way back to NYC. After my experience here in Madison, I will cut those folks who think NYC is it some slack. Just nod and smile to myself while I save my pennies for a trip to Montreal. lol. Don't get me wrong. I love NYC, and as it turns out I am more of a New Yorker than I once imagined. But anyone who thinks that any one city could be it for everyone is simply delusional, imo.

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Old 03-27-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Us Texans have an even snobbier mentality... yet we have little to be proud about!!

I can say this because I'm a Texan!
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