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Unread 08-04-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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hdwell. Good suggestions as well. My friend played bass in a band and they used to bring their power trio to our homes for some of the parties.
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Unread 08-04-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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So, please tell us all what a big city has that a small town doesn't, besides more people and places to indulge in the consumerism lifestyle.
Amen! One can keep the city, and I'm from the Los Angeles area originally. I love CA, but I'll keep my small town in Texas for now until I can find a small town elsewhere with cooler summer weather and beautiful mountains and forests. People, pollution, commercialism, traffic, cement, tall buildings.....Well, those who love small towns get the picture.
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Unread 08-04-2008, 11:13 AM
 
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Well let's start with clubs. My city only has two and one is for hardcore rap fans and the other is for country heads and I am neither. So I am leftout of social clubs because I do not relate to either of these type of crowds.

And then there is the job market which sucks bad. If you don't have a degree you only other options are walmart or burger king basically. But when I live in nyc Iwas a csr in phone sales and made good money. But I don't have that option here. Because the jobs market is limited and sucks.

There is just so much more culture, diversity , and excitement in the larger cities that I am missing so bad. Many people love the slow pace life of small town living but not me.
If you were born in 1980, you may change your mind one day. Both my children were raised in a small town and my son would live in one in a heartbeat again, but he cannot at present due to employment. My daughter will never move back to a small town or so she says. How sad for her!!
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Unread 08-04-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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It's more sad for you son who can't find employment in a place he wants to live in

Many rural areas are going through a brain drain - young, educated people moving out because of a lack of job opportunity that will utilize their skills and keep them interested in their professional lives .......... this is becoming more important with the very high cost of education, which will be the same to pay back regardless if you are making a country wage or a city wage

it also creates a lack of pride and sense of despair in the young community - knowing that life in their home wont offer much - so they neglect it, vandalize it, etc

also drug use seems to be going up more and more

it's sad to see the state of rural living for many people - bad job opportunities, the wrong element staying in the towns, lack of growth, etc ......... then you throw in other things of convenience like distance to go to the movies, a concert, buy clothes, etc it can make it hard on those who live there
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Unread 08-04-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: pine tree monotony
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hdwell. Good suggestions as well. My friend played bass in a band and they used to bring their power trio to our homes for some of the parties.
Parties are indeed great places to play. If a band is good, word gets around!! BTW I know a guy that cycles and I am seriously considering getting into it. I always loved riding distance.
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Unread 08-04-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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You people playing down the big cities you live in are flattering yourselves.

Living in a small town like Maddy is obviously restricting (her?) and she probably needs to make the move to a bigger city.

I live in a large metropolitan area, but I am still limited in certain ways. People don't understand that small towns really do limit what you can do in terms of work, friends, social events, arts, certain foods that people in large cities take for granted, and figure are everywhere.

My brother moved to a small town in Virginia, and when he comes home, he marvels as stuff at Best Buy, a store I don't even blink at, because I just figure they're everywhere.

The same thing about people in larger cities to where I live, just figure there are Sushi joints, dance clubs, and Burberry stores around every corner, but it's just wrong.

Maddy, make the move to a large, cheap city like Philadelphia, where you won't falter because of the change in cost of living, and where you'll be abounded by a supple job market and cheap, ample housing. You'll be glad you made the change. If not, you can always go back a bigger person for having tried the move in the first place.
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Unread 08-04-2008, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Oriental, NC
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Maddie.I'm really curious. What small town do you live in? I looked through the posts and I don't think you mentioned it.
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Unread 08-04-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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It's more sad for you son who can't find employment in a place he wants to live in
No not really. He's young and has his whole life ahead of him. If he still wants rural one of these days, he'll get it. He can adjust to whatever life throws at him and handle it well.
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Unread 08-04-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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I moved to a small town simply because I wanted to get away from clubs on every corner, the rat race, all the people, and the high crime rates.

I'm willing to live with less in order to have this.

I'm from a mid-sized city, and have lived in DC when I was in management.

The only thing I can suggest is get out and try the big city. If you love it, great! If not, move back and appreciate what you have. Only thing is, don't say, "I'm leaving and never coming back!" You might not. But then again, you just might.
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Unread 08-04-2008, 09:08 PM
 
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Like has been said, some people need lots of other people who need lots of other people. I've lived the big city, now am doing the smaller town saving to retire to the middle of nowhere. As far away from anything as possible. The things I like to do you need a lot of room and no people around. Like hunting, fishing, 4x4ing, motocross, shooting, trapping, hiking, raising chickens. I would love to live somewhere there is nothing, for miles and miles. That is why I work so hard, to get away from everything. Malls, clubs, lights, traffic, crime, graffiti, noise, concrete, trash, gangs, pollution and *******s are not my thing. That is the big city in my eyes.
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