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Originally Posted by chessimprov View Post
I'm kinda surprised this is a title for a thread. Philadelphia is a big city. If you don't like it, that's one thing. If you think it's boring, then you're probably the one that's boring and way too particular. It's too big for the word "boring" to even come up.

I had a date that thought Philadelphia was boring and went to visit DC and NYC at least once a month on two separate weeks. He was living in Philadelphia cause of med school.

I feel there's an overly pretentious, classist attitude implied from questioning the excitement Philadelphia has to offer to things that are and should be looked at as just simply different. I certainly felt the same of that date too.
I wondered if we dated the same person?

I had two dates in the past few months who both seemed to resent living in Philadelphia instead of New York or Washington. They were here for academia/work and were both accomplished professionals but also seemed to spend every weekend on the train to NYC or DC.

There's no question that in terms of intellectual capital Philadelphia can't match NYC nor even DC and some people do seem to thrive or measure personal satisfaction by proximity to a greater concentration of intellectual capital. But I also found their attitudes childish, wasting their life yearning for something else instead of discovering the advantages and benefits of where they are. There's plenty of educated, accomplished people from all walks of life in Philadelphia and a tremendous variety of cultural institutions and activities. Frankly, if you are going to be bored in Philadelphia, you will be bored in New York too.
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