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View Poll Results: Is Northern California really more laid-back than Southern California?
Yes 103 38.15%
No 84 31.11%
Can't really tell the difference between the two 28 10.37%
Varies from each individual 55 20.37%
Voters: 270. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-23-2014, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Personally, I don't care if Northern California is more laid-back than Southern California. Or if it's the other way around. Maybe I'm just too laid back.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:11 AM
 
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You sound very chill.
Thanks. I am. Probably not the Socal definition of chill where you're suppose to not give a **** about anything or react it it, like "bra, it's cool, whatever" but nonetheless I tend to meet people everywhere I go. Even in SD. I just don't consider the vibe down there as a whole laid back compared to most parts of Norcal.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:41 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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No, we don't dwell on it. Lol Socal sucks. End of story.
Your post history would indicate otherwise.
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:43 PM
 
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Your post history would indicate otherwise.
Hahaha. Just responding to a thread that someone else posted.
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: City of the Angels
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Don't know, don't care !
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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16 year olds can't even get into spots that make LA what it is. I actually have no idea what you're talking about. LA real life not cyberspace? What?
Well its six years later and my son still thinks that Big Sur is wack compared to Malibu.
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:56 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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LA is more laid-back than San Francisco , but Northern California NorCal is more laid-back than Southern California SoCal because there's nothing up in Northern California beside the Bay Area and Sacramento CA.

San Francisco is the one and only city in CA with that NYC Vibe.
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:50 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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No, not at all. I live in the Bay Area but do visit SoCal from time to time. If anything, I'd say SoCal is more laid back. Despite the horrible traffic down there, they don't seem to freak out about it like we do.
It isn't so much the traffic here in San Francisco that stresses me out as it is the bad manners of a lot of the transplants (a bunch of people from NYC) that turns me into an irritable person...

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Saying that your vice (pot) is less bad than another's (alcohol) doesn't make yours good.

What would life be like if nobody used drugs or alcohol for 'fun'? Now there's a concept.
My return to smoking marijuana this year (in moderation) is what's saving my sanity. The stress of dealing with so many ill-mannered people kept making me irritable, drove me into road rage incidents and a few mental breakdowns of yelling rants at crowds of people on the street.

Smoking marijuana in moderation, when I feel it's needed, every week or so, not only relieves my stress, it also does something to my brain that helps me shrug off the inconsiderate, disrespectful deeds & talk I have to deal with daily these days throughout the week. Despite the dog-eat-dog things happening around here so much lately, marijuana returns me back to my original laid-back self for a week or more after smoking enough of it.

I care about my health. I don't drink, don't smoke tobacco, and I wouldn't be resorting to smoking marijuana if we didn't have this crowd of inconsiderate & rude people here. I chose marijuana because the effects of stress are so much worse than the effects of marijuana. I wouldn't even consider drinking alcoholic beverages because several people I knew died of alcohol-induced cirrhosis and cancer as a result of cirrhosis. I'm middle age, and out of all of the people I have known in my life who smoke marijuana and used to smoke it, NONE that I know of died as a result of smoking marijuana. The oldest person I know who is still alive and has always been a chronic marijuana smoker is almost 80 years old...
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:01 AM
 
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I think "real" Northern California is laid back (i.e - North of Sacramento). If we're talking about the Bay Area, no, it is an extremely crowded, crime filled, rat race just like SoCal.
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:28 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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There is a lot more to do in Southern Cal SoCal as oppossed to NorCal Northern Cal , but the people are not self driven as much and are not self stressor of themselves to the same degree as San Francisco People.

When you get outside of the 4 big cities and a couple of high crime area's NorCal gets really LAID
BACK QUICK AND IN a hurry.

When you get into small towns in SoCal they still
have somewhat of an urban vibe because a lot of
Big City Folks are moving to the rural area's in SoCal.
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