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Old 03-14-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Perhaps he should have posted the title as "Why can't I find natives in my neighborhood ?"

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There's nothing "Defensive" about pointing out fallacies in arguments. You asked:


when in fact, there are THOUSANDS of folks in Raleigh who grew up here, and several people mentioned this. That's not "defensive", it's saying "why do you make such an assumption when it is clearly inaccurate?"
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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Perhaps he should have posted the title as "Why can't I find natives in my neighborhood ?"
True! If you are a native (of any area) there are developments you would not choose to live in, because in your mind it is an undesireable area - ex., backing upon the highway. No matter how nice the house, you have made up your mind about the "good areas" and you choose them, because you would not want to say you live across from the dump, for example!

Back on Long Island we would scratch our heads at million dollar neighborhoods being located in what we considered to be undesireable areas. But the newbies had lovely homes there and were quite happy. And they would be tickled to meet someone who actually attended the local school, or remembered when the strip malls were potato farms, etc.

I see the same thing happening here.

My neighborhood here has a mix but transplants predominate. In my social life I have a mix of friends that I have met from church as well as at the kids' schools, boy scouts, etc. But I do know transplants, who because of how they live, rarely interact with natives.
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