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Old 07-23-2014, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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The 5 Happiest Cities In America Are In One State & The Unhappiest Places Have One Thing in Common



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Some might suspect that they’re just putting something in the water,
but the five happiest cities in America are all in the same state: Louisiana.
Those cities are Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport-Bossier City, Baton Rouge, and Alexandria.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I can believe it!
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:10 PM
 
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People in Louisiana generally don't care what's behind the proverbial door #2. As long as oil and the government fund many of our cities, there is no need to look further for anything else. Besides New Orleans (not on the list) and Alexandria, all major cities in Louisiana are supported by oil or government (public education, Barksdale).

I have looked behind door #2 and I think the advantage that Louisiana has over many states is that there is no stigma to not being perfect (e.g. you will often hear "My brother has been in jail for 7 years" in South Louisiana, in the Northern US you will hear "My daughter goes to Sarah Lawrence College"). People here attempt then embrace the outcome. In other parts of our country they struggle for the outcome they want. This is why the North has social movements and new technology and stuff.

Someone on NPR once said. people in the south ask you who you know, the midwesterns talk about the weather, the west coasters talk about where they work, and the northeasterns will ask where you went to grad school.

Both mindsets are important and I definitely learned a lot from the South Louisiana "laugh about it" attitude.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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People in Louisiana generally don't care what's behind the proverbial door #2. As long as oil and the government fund many of our cities, there is no need to look further for anything else. Besides New Orleans (not on the list) and Alexandria, all major cities in Louisiana are supported by oil or government (public education, Barksdale).

I have looked behind door #2 and I think the advantage that Louisiana has over many states is that there is no stigma to not being perfect (e.g. you will often hear "My brother has been in jail for 7 years" in South Louisiana, in the Northern US you will hear "My daughter goes to Sarah Lawrence College"). People here attempt then embrace the outcome. In other parts of our country they struggle for the outcome they want. This is why the North has social movements and new technology and stuff.

Someone on NPR once said. people in the south ask you who you know, the midwesterns talk about the weather, the west coasters talk about where they work, and the northeasterns will ask where you went to grad school.

Both mindsets are important and I definitely learned a lot from the South Louisiana "laugh about it" attitude.
Except that Lafayette is definitely embracing technology and change
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